ARY Communications Limited and ARY Digital FZ LLC have made a public announcement of intention to acquire 51% stake and management control in World Call Telecom Limited.


ARY Communications Limited is the leading Media Company of Pakistan, which owns and operates multiple genre TV Channels in the country namely ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Zindagi, ARY Musik, ARY QTV, HBO and Nickelodeon Pakistan. The Company is also involved in Production, Distribution and Marketing of cinematic films and television productions.
ARY Digital FZ LLC. is a Dubai based Media Company, that caters to South Asian viewers
globally through its TV Channels. The Company is also engaged in business of Broadcast and Production Support services for films, television and radio.
The above two Companies fall under the umbrella of ARY Digital Network, which is headed by Mr. Salman Iqbal as President and CEO. Mr. Salman Iqbal also owns the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise “Karachi Kings”.
World Call Telecom Limited (WTL) is the one of the leading telecom and multimedia service providers in Pakistan.
ARY Digital Network plans to invest more than US $55 million in WTL post-acquisition of
majority stake and management control in the Company. The primary focus of investment will be CAPEX based network investments and fiber upgradation to bring WTL back as marketleaders in media operations. Moreover, this acquisition will add to the “Foreign Direct Investment” (FDI) in the country and also create new employment opportunities.
On this occasion Mr. Salman Iqbal said “Our target is to achieve at least a million subscribers in the metropolitan cities of Pakistan by providing customers with state-of-the-art technologies in Pakistan procured globally with unmatched customer services. We are confident that through this acquisition, this investment by ARY in the telecom space will help Pakistan solidify its existing foot print in the telecom sector and will enable it to become the regional epi-centre of technology.”