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Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has reached the one million broadband subscribers.
This message was addressed by President and CEO PTCL, Mr. Waleed Irshad at World Telecommunication & Information Society Day.
He addressed that, “One behalf of PTCL, it gives me great pleasure to commemorate the international 2012 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day (WTISD) celebrated globally every year on May 17. Indeed, the ever-evolving ICTs have acted as a catalyst or the world in creating new and better opportunities, sustaining economies, improving health care, providing information & education, and increasing our knowledge and vision.
This year’s theme for WTISD entitles “Women and Girls in ICT” aligns the basic objective of ICTs to create equal opportunities and openness for all — irrespective of gender or creed — with a special focus on women and girls. Gender equality is a basic human right enshrined in the UN Charter, and it is one of the main objectives of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ICTs are tools that can help accelerate progress. This year’s focus is on special efforts for women and girls, using the power of ICTs to provide new digital opportunities to end discrimination and empower the female half of the world’s population to achieve their rightful place as equals in the world towards achieving this critical target.”
He further said that, “As Pakistan’s largest integrated telecommunication company, PTCL stands committed to the envisioned goals of WTISD 2012. We passionately believe in creating innovative yet affordable ICT and telecom solutions, products and services that meet the needs of all segments of Pakistan’s society. With over 3 million fixed line users and 1 million Broadband customers in over 1000 cities, PTCL is reaching the country’s furthest areas where others have not. We are fueling the Broadband revolution in Pakistan with our EVO 3G Wireless Broadband offering true mobility and fastest wireless Internet within the reach of every citizen of Pakistan. PTCL is truly empowering the youth and women of Pakistan to get on the information communication highway and become part of a globalized world for the better.