Addressing the occasion virtually, GSMA Head of Asia Pacific Julian Gorman said digital technologies are set to transform the way people live and work in Pakistan.
By 2023, the economic contribution of the mobile industry in Pakistan is expected to reach $24 billion, accounting for 6.6 per cent of GDP, he added. In an effort to stimulate this growth, Pakistan has recently moved forward with significant mobile services tax reforms.
“As we saw in the GSMA 2020 Digital Societies Report, which tracks the progress of 11 focus countries in Asia Pacific, Pakistan is advancing its societal, economic and digital ambition, as outlined in Digital Pakistan Vision,” Mr Gorman said.
The GSMA report on digital society index has tracked Pakistan in achieving one of the highest increases in its overall score.
Federal Minister for IT Syed Aminul Haq said that that Ministry IT & Telecom (MoITT) lauded the efforts of the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) for its efforts to bring revolutionary changes in the field of telecommunication in Pakistan.