Pakistan has successfully secured itself a seat at the International Telecom Union. This win comes after eight years and will help showcase Pakistan and its potential in telecom and information technology on a global scale.
Pakistan is expecting to secure another seat this year at International Telecom Union. International Telecom Union is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. However this time Pakistan is not competing on the Radio Regulation Board (RRB) which it has done so previously.
The International Telecom Union is in progress in Republic of Korea where State Minister Anusha Rehman Khan is representing Pakistan. Advisor Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz also took part in initial conferences where he was prominent in lobbying for Pakistans success in ITU elections.
Pakistan has taken part in two elections in past winning key position in the international organization. In 2002 PTA was able to become part of ITU council and also in 2006 PTA secured itself a seat at ITU Council. However in 2010 Pakistan lost the election as the election require a serious candidate with competent and accomplished background in governance. Many believe that Dr Ismail Shah is a strong candidate for that post and it is important that he should be so that Pakistan can be counted among the international body.