FOR RELEASE ON
January 24, 2007
(South Asia): Mr. Shehzad Ahmed, Liaison Manager, South Asia Region
Telecom Foundation of Pakistan Joins SAMENA
UAE — SAMENA Telecommunications Council has announced
that Telecom Foundation (Pakistan) has joined as a SAMENA Member and
that the company’s Managing Director, Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Raja,
shall be its representative.
Iftikhar Ahmed Raja, Managing Director of Telecom Foundation said that
Telecom Foundation is a welfare as well as services oriented organization
for telecom sector and also engaged in the fields of outside plant,
data communication, PVC Pipe manufacturing, pre-cast products, Telecom
Foundation has the expertise in optical fiber laying, Tower Erection
supply of technically trained manpower, training for skill development
in the field of Telecom industry , Card Pay Phones and Telephone sets
Under the esteemed leadership of Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Raja, Managing Director
Telecom Foundation now is gradually reactivating its entire potential
on professional grounds.
The secretary TF Board Mr. Amjad Hussain Qureshi who is also performing
his professional services as GM Finance added that collaboration of
both Telecom Foundation and SAMENA would collaborate for the development
of telecommunications in Pakistan.
SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional, non-profit telecommunications
association that embodies a community of South Asian, Middle Eastern,
and North African telecoms operators, manufacturers, regulatory authorities,
and academia. SAMENA aims to be the ultimate promoter of collaboration
and knowledge-sharing in the SAMENA region that spans 25 countries,
including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq,
Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United
Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Council is driven by telecoms issues that operators in South Asia, the
Middle East, and in North Africa face, and is determined in providing
its advocacy expertise to help aid the incubation of novel approaches
and ideas that would provide better means for the expansion and utilization
of telecommunications in the region.
in Dubai, SAMENA is chaired by Dr. Mohammed Ali Al Wohaibi, Executive
President, Omantel and is directed by Mr. Thomas W. Wilson, CEO, Teralight.