by Yasir Ameen
The managements of Warid Tel and Wateen, the two major telecom and broadband operators of Dhabi Group, are mulling to relocate companies’ headquarter to Islamabad as a strategy to boost up their operations and business with accelerated pace.
Sources in the Dhabi Group told Telecom Recorder that management of two companies have planned to shift their head offices in Islamabad from Lahore for better coordination with telecom regulator, concerned ministry and different operators of telecom sector.
Though operator have its regional office in Islamabad, which maintain liaison with headquarter over policy issues of telecom sector directly but the new management want to establish main office in Islamabad as all four cellular operator headquarters are based in Islamabad.
Sources said the new management deliberated that the relocation of their head office may help them to implement the policies and regulations of the telecom authority with better understand as top brass will look after day to day affairs and operations in the capital of the country.
Previously, they added, the key officials Pervez Shahid and Bashir Tahir were based in Lahore, therefore, the companies head offices remain functional in their residential cities.
Sources confirmed, Zohair Khaliq the Executive Director of the Dhabi Group and former CEO Mobilink, has proposed the idea taking in confidence his fellow board members on relocation of headquarter.
According to them, he said the operations of the company will be streamlined in well connected manner if they are based in capital of the country.
Warid Tel launched its services in 2005 whereas its sister organization Wateen commenced its services in 2007.