5G services to launch in Pakistan by August 2024

10:41 PM | 3 Oct, 2023
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ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication announced on Tuesday that Pakistan is preparing for the introduction of 5G mobile phone connectivity, with plans for a rollout scheduled for August 2024.  

This is a turning point in technical development as Pakistan gets closer to joining the group of nations that can use 5G.

This statement was made in response to the rising demand for telecommunication services that are quicker and more sophisticated.

A thorough business plan for the introduction of 5G services in the nation has been published by officials in this respect. 

Additionally, the telecom providers' request for a free 5G spectrum allocation was denied. The government has chosen to assist operators in lowering the expenses related to infrastructure development instead.

The Ministry of Information Technology has made the decision to recruit a foreign consultant to ensure the effective implementation of 5G services.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has received a formal request for the selection of an experienced consultant who can offer insightful advice on the impending project. 

A summary for the creation of an Inter-Ministerial Advisory Committee, which would be crucial in determining the direction of 5G in Pakistan, has been sent by the ministry to the Prime Minister's office.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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