Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui—the Information Technology and Telecommunication Minister has clearly stated that there was no plan to dismiss PTA—Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.
The IT minister said that the capacity of the institution would be increased for the facilitation of masses.
While conversing with the state-run wire service he said that PTA is completely committed to provide better services to its consumers for promoting digital technology and telecommunication sector.
In response to a question he said that Imran Khan the Prime Minister has instructed to increase the capacity of the institution for facilitating the public. He also said that the government wants to regulate the telecommunication industry and is committed to making sure of its efficiency in the system.
The IT minister hoped that the government would be introducing the best international practices as per the modern standards for enhancing the potential of the industry.
Dr Siddiqui last week hinted at the introduction of 5G service from next year, he said that it would be attracting huge foreign investments. Pakistan has already been using the 3G and 4G broadband technology successfully and the count of users making use of the technology is on a rising trend on a per day basis.
The minister in an interview at the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) Headquarters said that they need to launch more creative services in the mobile broadband arena for not only the facilitation of the consumers but also for attracting precious foreign investment and to meet the modern needs.