Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that the penetration of broadband across the country is vital to digitalize Pakistan.
The Federal Minister was addressing the contract signing ceremony of the project “Broadband Coverage for North Waziristan Agency, Frontier Region Bannu & Frontier Region Lakki Marwat”. The contract was signed between the Universal Service Fund ( USF) and Jazz.
Broadband Coverage for Unserved Areas Will Bring Positive Changes
He said that Government will continue to work towards achieving the mission of broadband penetration at every corner of the country to facilitate masses.
He said that the Federal Minister congratulated teams of USF and Jazz for doing such an incredible job. This event marks one of the greatest landmarks achieved in the field of IT and Telecommunication.
He further said that this project in North Waziristan will help bridge the digital divide by providing services to unserved communities and open-up new horizons for them.
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that in Pakistan, the socio-economic development is directly linked to the provision of ICT services and it is the endeavor of Government to bring all parts of the country at par with each other.
He said that government is committed to the promotion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) facilities in the country.
This special project aims to bring positive changes in the lives of the people of unserved areas, he said.