- Students and foreign nationals can also benefit from the new facility.
- “Pakistani youth are making remarkable progress in the field of IT.”
- PM Shahbaz stressed on the need to promote IT parks in the country.
For the convenience of overseas Pakistanis and foreign nationals visiting the country, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated the online temporary mobile phone registration system.
This system will allow them to register and use their personal mobile phones for up to 120 days from the date of their arrival without any fees and taxes.
Overseas Pakistanis – including students and employees – and foreign nationals visiting Pakistan for tourism or business purposes can benefit from the new facility.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony in Islamabad, PM Shahbaz said that Pakistani youth are making significant progress in the field of information technology. “The opportunities in this sector are immense and we must not let them go to waste.”
The Prime Minister said that his government has allocated sufficient funds in the current budget for various programs for the youth.
He said that Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) has been constituted in Pakistan to attract foreign investment and revive the country’s economy. Describing SIFC as a program of economic reforms, he said that the IT Ministry has an important role in achieving the goals set in this regard.
The PM also stressed on the need to promote IT parks in the country to increase IT exports. He said that free laptops are being distributed to meritorious students on the basis of merit.
For the convenience of overseas Pakistanis, the Prime Minister said that a non-financial package would be announced in the next few days.