ISLAMABAD: President and Group CEO PTCL Hatem Bamatraf called on Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication Shaza Fatima Khawaja in her office on Tuesday, said a press release.

Matters related to the telecom sector, 5G rollout, right of way (RoW) and fiberization were discussed in the meeting.

The Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication said the telecom sector has a pivotal role in the economic development of the country. She said it is important that matters regarding 5G, RoW, and others progress rapidly.

Hatem Bamatraf said the UAE wanted further stability in bilateral matters with Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed called on Minister of State for IT Shaza Fatima Khawaja. The IT graduates training program, startups, and capacity building of youth were discussed in the meeting.

Khawaja said liaison between industry and academia is vital, and the demand-supply gap in the IT field must reduce.

She emphasised the need for taking initiatives to provide skilled manpower to IT companies across the world including Pakistan.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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