Telecom sector awaiting balanced, healthy days

11/Dec/18 |     By Shahid Sheikh

KARACHI - Rapid surge in investment in fixed-line, mobile networks and establishment of systems to aid in network growth has established Pakistan’s telecom sector as the third-fastest growing sector in the world a few years back. According to figures released by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the telecom sector had remained one of the most potential sectors during the last six years and had contributed more than Rs 687 billion to the national exchequer besides providing a large number of employment opportunities to the unemployed youth of the country. The mentioned sector made its highest ever contribution during year 2011, when telecom companies and PTA together brought in more than Rs 117 billion to the national exchequer while Rs 109 billion were deposited last year,

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