Senate emphasizes early execution of telecom projects in FATA

Senate emphasizes early execution of telecom projects in FATA

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Tuesday stressed the need for the execution and completion of telecom projects in Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA).

The committee meeting was convened under the convenership of Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi in Parliament House.

In meeting senior official of Universal Service Fund (USF) briefed the committee regarding the required NoCs to USF for conducting survey to initiate the projects in under-served and un-served areas of FATA.

The official also informed the committee for issues being faced by USF in implementation of these projects in the Province of Khyber Paktunkhwa (KPK) and Balohistan.

He said that USF is committed to bring the focus of telecom sector towards rural population and increase the level of telecom penetration in the rural areas.

USF to promotes the development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas throughout the country,he added.

The committee informed that project in Malakand and Bajaur Agency would start soon for increasing the level of development in telecom sector.

Senator Shibli Faraz and officials of ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication also attended the meeting. (APP)