The National Assembly (NA) received uplifting news regarding the job market in Pakistan’s telecom sector, as the cabinet disclosed that the launch of 4G technology in the country created 200,000 employment opportunities. This surge in job opportunities comes as a result of the telecom industry’s growth and expansion after the introduction of 3G and 4G services.
According to reports, the telecom companies directly employed 5,780 individuals, while an additional 50,000 job opportunities were generated by 30 mobile device manufacturing companies in the wake of 4G’s introduction.
Presently, the telecom sector employs more than 44,200 workers across Pakistan, contributing to the country’s economic development. The increased accessibility and availability of high-speed internet services have resulted in more than 128 million internet users in the nation.
To further strengthen and uplift the telecommunication services throughout the country, the federal government has decided to establish the Universal Service Fund (USF) and a new board dedicated to the development of telecommunication services.
The USF board will comprise experts from the telecom industry who will play vital roles in enhancing communication infrastructure and bridging the digital divide in underserved areas. The board will be led by the Secretary of IT, and it will include prominent figures from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and other industry experts.
Among the board members are legal expert Sofia Saeed, financial expert Ayla Majid, telecom expert Muhammad Yousuf, and the CEO of the Universal Service Fund (USF). Together, this diverse group of experts aims to drive innovation, foster inclusive development, and ensure the nation’s telecom sector continues to flourish.
The telecom industry’s growth and job creation are clear indications of Pakistan’s progress in the digital era. As the country embraces technological advancements, the government’s commitment to improving communication services will undoubtedly propel Pakistan towards a digitally empowered future.