addressing a conference on “Local Language Content Stimulus”Chairman Pakistan telecommunication authority (PTA) Dr Mohammed Yaseen said that Pakistan has emerged as one of the leading markets in telecommunications especially in the voice segment. However, the key towards further development of the sector remains with the availability of local content and applications on the internet. There is a huge potential for local content and applications for education, health, governance and banking he added.
The Chairman also emphasized on need for development of local language social networking platforms, search engines and entertainment platforms on the basis of popular internet usage trends in Pakistan.He also said that population of internet users is increasing day by day.There stands no reason for not encouraging and promoting local language content. We have some very good examples of China, Japan and Korea with respect to availability of local language content and applications on the global horizon,internet