Two new projects worth Rs 1 billion are initiated by the federal ministry of information technology and telecommunications to launch connectivity services in the districts of Tharparkar and Gwadar.
GSMA Asia Pacific and ITU have both praised the USF project’s structure and methodology in this regard. The initiatives are intended to offer mobile and high-speed internet services in the unserved and under-served communities
Syed Amin Ul Haque, the federal minister for IT and telecommunication said that people will not only be able to connect to the digital world, but they will also be able to find convenience in their daily routines, business, and other life necessities as a result of this interconnectedness.
We control Sindh’s urban and rural areas, and we regularly roll out initiatives like OFC, broadband, and other forms of connectivity for them all, said Haque.
As per sources, a project worth more than Rs 870 million for the Tharparkar district will be finished in 18 months and deliver mobile and broadband connections to more than 72,000 residents of diverse unserved villages spread over an area of 10,432 square kilometers.
It is also important to mention that a second broadband project in Gwadar, Balochistan, for approximately 15,000 people in 19 villages, costing Rs 188.1 million, has also been approved.
Indeed, the completion of these projects will give residents of undeveloped, underdeveloped, and distant parts of Balochistan and Sindh new opportunities.
Other attendees at the board meeting included senior USF management, Kaukab Iqbal, the chairman of the Pakistani Consumer Association, Omar Malik, a member of the Telecom MoITT, and Imran Akhtar Shah, vice president of Super Net Pvt.