ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chief Operations Officer (COO) VEON/Jazz Sergi Herrero along with a delegation met Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The Chairman Board of Investment (BOI) Syed Zubair Haider Gillani and the Head of the Prime Minister’s Digital Pakistan Vision Campaign Ms Tania Aidrus was also present in the meeting.
وزیر اعظم عمران خان سےوی آون کے چیف آپریشنز آفیسر کی ملاقات
ملاقات میں سرمایہ کاری بورڈ کے چیئرمین سید ذبیر حیدر اور تانیہ ایدروس شریک pic.twitter.com/Lg6ZyoInyi
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) February 19, 2020
Earlier in a statement this month, the VEON COO Sergi Herrero said that “Pakistan is an amazing market wherein over 200 million people are living with a very young demographic. Smart phone ownership is growing double-digit year after year. But there is a lack of financial inclusion and financial services.
The people still need to go to the big cities and spend hours in queues to open a bank account. We are going to leapfrog that process and allow the people to open an account directly from their mobile phone. From your home or your place of work simply by supplying a photo and some ID. And then you are up-and-running, you can send money to relatives, pay some bills or even pay merchants for food other services.
We are doing it in a way that is API friendly so that merchants and third parties will be able to connect with us, plug their services and create a very rich and dynamic eco system. These things will help power the transformation that is already going in Pakistan.”
Over 50 million people use VEON’s services in #Pakistan. Delivering cutting-edge #digital banking services is just one of the ways we’re delivering more for our customers – making banking easier and more accessible every day. pic.twitter.com/CYkcsIia8x
— VEON (@VEONGroup) February 6, 2020