ISLAMABAD – November 1, 2017: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the new Telenor Pakistan Campus ‘345’ in Islamabad today. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Anusha Rahman, Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecom and high ranking officials of Telenor, Ministry and the PTA. The Prime Minister took a tour of the new Telenor Campus and experienced the digital products like Khushhal Zamindaar, Digital Birth Registration, Easypaisa app, WOWBOX and Goonj and appreciated Telenor Pakistan’s role in spearheading the digital revolution in the country.
“I extend my heartfelt congratulations on development and launch of this iconic new campus that sets a higher bar for what an ideal workplace should look like,” said Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the inaugural. “We are happy to see how Telenor has established itself as the one of country’s leading telecom operators and expanded its horizon to become the torchbearer of ICT-powered digital revolution in Pakistan. Telenor’s socio-economic contributions to the country are commendable. The Government has implemented facilitative policies for telecom industry in Pakistan and as a result their business is flourishing with widespread operations and innovative products and services that transform lives. I congratulate Telenor again for moving in to their new state-of-the-art home and hope they stay passionate about empowering Pakistan.”
The newly established campus , called ‘345’, is an architectural marvel in itself and stands as a perpetual reminder of Telenor’s pledge to the people of Pakistan to usher in socioeconomic progress and human development on the back of latest technological innovations. The new state of the art workplace facility will enhance productivity and help accelerate the company’s progress towards its long term investment and developmental goals in the country. Telenor Pakistan is the frontrunner of fostering digital and financial inclusion in Pakistan which fervently advocates technology as a vehicle of sustainable all-encompassing change in the society.
While speaking on the occasion Ms. Anusha Rahman, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications felicitated Telenor on successful inauguration of its new headquarters ‘345’. She said that “This occasion signifies the company’s trust in the telecom policies of the government long term commitment to investment in the Pakistani economy and more importantly for empowering the people of Pakistan”. She said that “Our government is working in close coordination with the telecom industry in all its initiatives to ensure realization of the dream of “Digital Pakistan”. The government and our partners like Telenor share the same commitment for inclusion of every Pakistani in the digital and financial mainstream”. She wished Telenor further growth and innovative contribution to the sector after the inauguration of the headquarter facility.
“I thank The Honourable Prime Minister, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from the bottom of my heart for the kind words and the continuous support that the Government of Pakistan has extended to us in becoming what we are today,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan. “This USD 75M campus is a positive reminder that Telenor has unfaltering long term investment commitments in Pakistan. 345 revitalizes our pledge to empower Pakistan and we enter the premises of our new Campus with a renewed passion for ensuring social enablement and digital and financial inclusion. We are thankful to the government for devising business-friendly policies and continuing to support the telecom sector of Pakistan.”
Telenor Pakistan’s new home in the capital city’s serene neighborhood is being dubbed as an architectural landmark that sets new standards for the construction industry in Pakistan. Built on 15.5 acres of land, the campus comes with workspace for over 1,300 people, 80 multi-rooms, 20 project rooms, and 32 fully equipped meeting rooms. 345 also boasts a fitness center, a daycare facility, a medical room, a library, retiring rooms, a startup garage, numerous exploration zones, social zones, a cafeteria, a beautiful coffee shop, open terraces, gaming zones, a parking facility for over 500 vehicles, a pit stop for employee services and much more.