STAFF REPORT KHI: The recently concluded 6th Annual Pakistan Telecommunications Conference 2013 (TeleCON 2013) has passed a resolution to speed up deployment of new technologies and celebrate Pakistans IT potential and success, both on the local and international fronts.

The event was participants by representatives of cross-section of government, corporate, business, social and academic organizations.

Distinguished speakers and panelists outlined specific areas of development and shortcomings and concluded that Pakistan was today among the slow-starters in deployment of new technologies whereas, globally countries had migrated from 3-G to 4-G and beyond.

“Whatever the problems have been, we need to leave the past behind and move on, we have an opportunity here so lets take the next steps for the benefit of the people of Pakistan,” said Furqan Qureshi, SEVP, PTCL in the thought-leadership forum.

On the occasion, Jehan Ara, President, P@SHA, cited Pakistans great IT potential and called for its recognition.

Javed Jabbar, former minister and senator, in his keynote address characteristically presented a holistic picture of the telecom and IT sector and observed that it was important for the new wave to have an impact in Pakistan.

Earlier, Menin Rodrigues, Chairman of TeleCON 2013, welcomed the delegates saying that the industry had shown remarkable performance trends and had created some truly empowering services, products and events; telephony, he said, had indeed changed and re-shaped lives in Pakistan.

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