Following is the text of press note issued by
The Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) are cognizant of the security situation in the country and are more than willing to work with the government in deployment of biometric SIM verification mechanism across the country.
A meeting of CMOs with the Minister of State for Information Technology,
The meeting noted that Mobile telecommunication is the largest tax collecting and paying sector. The total contribution of the telecom sector to national exchequer for financial year 2011-12 was
This is in addition to the billions paid as other fees and levies to the federal and provincial governments and related authorities. Furthermore, it was added that the CMOs are making significant contribution towards the national economy by making over
Moreover the industry has also created a total of around 1.4 million direct and indirect jobs in the country. Besides its socio-economic contribution, the cellular industry has always been at the forefront in terms of cooperation in national security matters.
The CMOs lauded the role of Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Ms.
The CMOs also expressed some concerns over recent adverse statements appearing in the press. The Minister of State reiterated the stance of the government to continue providing investment friendly environment and restore the confidence of the investors in the ICT sector, without making any compromise on national security.
The meeting was briefed by the PTA Chairman, Dr.
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