A telecom giant has expressed the intention to enhance investment and introduce the best technology in Pakistan.

In a meeting with Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque on Wednesday, Ericsson Chairman Ekow Nelson underlined that his company wanted to expand and diversify in Pakistan.

On the occasion, Haque pointed out that strong measures were underway for boosting connectivity both in urban and rural areas of the country.

He termed the provision of low-priced and quality mobile phones “the need of the hour”.

“Pakistan is a mega market for technology and there is great potential in our youth,” he said and urged the company to provide employment opportunities to the skilled youth of the country.

At present, five National Incubation Centres (NICs) were operating in Pakistan, he said, adding that two more centres would become operational in the next six months in Hyderabad and Faisalabad.

Matters related to digitalisation and mobile phone manufacturing were discussed during the meeting.