PM: (Govt to provide broadband internet facility in far-flung areas: PM)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the government is making endeavors to provide broadband internet facility in far-flung areas to accelerate socio-economic development.

He was speaking at a ceremony of signing of agreement for providing broadband facility to 5896 villages of Federally Administered Tribal Areas held here on Friday.

The Prime Minister said a revolution is underway in the telecom sector.

He directed the IT and Telecom Ministry to utilize funds being generated under Universal Service Fund for provision of IT and Telecom services in unserved and far-flung areas on priority basis.

The project is aimed at sustainable development in the region. It will benefit areas of Khyber and Mohmand Agency as well as Dera Ismail Khan.

The ceremony was attended, among others, by Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman.