Steps underway for provision of broadband services: Secretary IT

Islamabad, January 18, 2021 (PPI-OT): Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui has said that on the direction of Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque steps are underway for provision of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of country. He was chairing a meeting regarding way forward for utilization of existing optical fiber cable laid in Pakistan at committee room of Ministry of IT on Monday.

CEO Universal Service Fund (USF) Haaris Mahmood Chaudhry was also present in the meeting. Secretary IT said that masses can be facilitated in better way through the use of laid optical fiber cable in effective manner. He said it is vital to take steps to facilitate people. Earlier, Secretary IT was given briefing on existing optical fiber cable laid across country. The meeting was attended by officers of Ministry of IT and Telecom, PTA and Special Communication Organization (SCO).

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