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Islamabad: Pakistan will be the first South Asian country to test fifth generation cellular services for fast connectivity, Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman has said.

"Pakistan recently won the GSMA award and ranked third in the list of mobile telecom operator groups," Rehman said on Tuesday.

The government was working on a project to provide at least one mobile tower per 100 users in every village by 2030, she said.

Rehman said information technology was booming in the country and broadband penetration increased from three to 27 per cent in the last two years.

"We are working towards making a digital Pakistan. Economy through IT, freelance, start-ups, e-commerce and mobile apps are the future."

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