Ministry Approves Rs 14 Bn for Telecom & Internet Facilities

The budget approved for the year 2017-18 is 14b PKR. This budget predominately goes for Broadband of SDPs

Anusha Rahman Chairperson, Board of Directors, USF Co and Minister of State for IT & Telecom chaired 53rd Board meeting today to review the efforts and developments of telecommunication services and unserved and distant areas across Pakistan.

The monetary allowance affirmed for the year 2017-18 is 14b PKR. This financial plan predominately goes for Broadband of SDPs (Sustainable Development Projects) serving lion’s share of unserved/underserved ranges like FATA, territories of Balochistan and assignment for fiber optic availability in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Board members including the Secretary IT; Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom; Mr. Mudassar Hussain, Chairman PTA; Dr. Ismail Shah, VP ISPs; Mr. Azfar Manzoor, President and CEO PTCL.

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