World Telecom Day today
ISLAMABAD: The World Telecommunication Day would be observed here on Thursday like other parts of the world.
The theme of this year is ‘importance of communications for the whole world’s people.’
In this connection various events related to telecommunications would be organised by the Ministry of Information Technology to mark the day. The date, May 17, coincides with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which is celebrating its 138th anniversary. The day also highlights the role carried out by telecommunications in the societies development and of the citizens access to the information and knowledge. Telecommunications has become an even more important issue since the initiative to establish a hemisphere-wide free trade zone by the first decade of the 21st century.