In an effort to discuss areas of mutual growth and the country’s digitalization agenda, a meeting was held between Ursula Burns and the President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi. The Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, and Jazz’s CEO Aamir Ibrahim were also present. The President commended Jazz’s support for the government’s digital agenda and expressed a desire to work closely in ensuring that the existing digital divide is bridged with the benefits of digitalization trickling down to the masses.
Burns reaffirmed VEON’s commitment to the local economy and promised that additional prospects would be explored for further partnerships. She also expressed the need for a supportive regulatory regime in ensuring that the benefits of mobile broadband are accessible by all citizens.