Ericsson plans investment in Pakistan, IT minister told

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque has urged Ericsson Pakistan to hire services of skilled Pakistani youth.

The minister expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of Ericsson Pakistan who called on him to discuss the matters pertaining to the digitalisation and mobile phone manufacturing.

The minister said that strong measures are underway for connectivity both in urban and rural areas of the country. He said that provision of low price and quality mobile phones is the need of the hour. Pakistan is a mega market of technology and there is great potential in youth, he said.

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He said there are five National Incubation Centres (NICs) in Pakistan presently, adding that two more incubation centres will be operative in Hyderabad and Faisalabad in next six months.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Ericsson Ekow Nelson said that Ericsson wants expansion and diversification in Pakistan. “We are committed to bringing investment and the best technology in Pakistan. The successful meeting with the Ministry is promising and we are looking forward to the future of technological advancement in the country,” he added.

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