|SAMENA Awards 2010|
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and its chief Dr Muhammad Yaseen have been acclaimed with global awards as Most Progressive Telecom Regulator in South Asia and Best Telecom Regulatory Leader of the Year by South Asian, Middle Eastern and North African (SAMENA) Telecommun-ication Council in Casablanca. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd. (PTCL) was also announced the winner of Best Fixed Operator award by the same council in recently held meeting.
Dr Mohammed Yaseen was appointed as Chairman PTA in July, 2008. He earned his PhD from University of Essex, United Kingdom with specialization in Telecommunication Systems.
It may be pertinent to mention here that SAMENA, a multi-continent telecom consortium, provides a unified, consensus-based platform and voice for leading operators and service providers in the South Asia/Middle East/North Africa region, to interact, network, and collaborate with each other and with regulatory bodies, ministries, manufacturers, and suppliers in an unbiased working environment. SAMENA’s current network includes, 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.