Telenor CEO, Facebook COO meet Imran Khan at Davos

DAVOS: Chairperson Telenor Gunn Waersted and CEO Telenor Sigve Brekke met Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of World Economic Forum annual meeting 2020 at Davos. 

Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Special Adviser to Prime Minister Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Ambassador at Large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui and Governor State Bank Raza Baqir were also present in the meeting.

The prime minister appreciated Telenor’s confidence in Pakistan due to its presence in the country since 2005 with an investment of around $ 3.5 billion. 

He also emphasized the government’s focus on investment in the training and development of youth for skills enhancement. Discussions were held on enhancing application of digital solutions for good governance, poverty alleviation through use of connectivity and increased economic transactions through mobile.

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Telenor reiterated its strong commitment to Pakistan’s technology sector and shared their ideas on developing the sector in Pakistan.

Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg also called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at Davos on the sidelines of WEF Annual Meeting 2020.

SAPM Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari and Ambassador at Large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, Governor State Bank Raza Baqir and Head of Digital Pakistan  Tania Aidrus were also present.

The prime minister invited Facebook to consider investments to support Pakistani incubators and to help with digital literacy initiatives.

The prime minister stated that social media platforms should establish third party fact checking services for more responsible digital journalism.

COO Facebook extended invitation to the prime Minister for visiting Facebook headquarters.

Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting with President EU Parliament David Sassoli at Davos on the sidelines of WEF Annual Meeting 2020. The issues related to GSP plus were discussed during the meeting.

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