The news of building a stadium in Sialkot while using USF by Minister of State Anusha Rehman, appeared yesterday on few blogs and newspapers as well; has been nullified by the Minister today at the IT Awards 2016 event. The Minister Anusha Rehman Rubbishes the News of USF Amount Spent on Stadium in Sialkot. She informed the media that no such step has been announced from Ministry side. Anusha Rehman said that:
“I can’t even violate the Government mandate by giving Rs. 500 million of Universal Service Fund (USF) for construction of a Stadium in Sialkot.”
Anusha Rehman Rubbishes the News of USF Amount Spent on Stadium in Sialkot
Meanwhile, the CEO of USF, Mr. Haaris M Chaudhary also supported Minister’s stance on the issue and said that:
“This news is not true and USF budget can not be entitled to used for construction of such stadiums.”
A part from this, the Anusha Rehman also said that we are pursuing Prime Minister’s vision of Digital Pakistan in true letter and spirit. Therefore, we are focusing on infrastructure development to connect the unconnected especially in un-served and under-served areas. Therefore, we have rolled out projects of worth 20 billion for this purpose and we are quite confident that by 2018 under-served and unserved areas of Pakistan will be connected with telecom services.
We must all agree that “CRITICISM” leads no where as the world is already full of hatred and negativity. Hence, before confirming any news from Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT), we are not entitled to prevail such news in country.