Questions & Answers
With Syed Shah, chairman of Pakistan’s telecoms authority, PTA.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
A: I did my PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 and have worked in Pakistan and in the US in several organisations including telecoms companies, academia, start-ups, consultancy firms and government. In 2011, I worked for Pakistan’s information technology ministry, working mainly on telecoms policy to address and improve the socioeconomic conditions of the country using ICT. Then in 2013, I was appointed as chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the telecoms regulator, through an open competition by an independent commission.
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