The USF Policy Committee meeting was organized on Tuesday in Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad. The meeting was attended by the MoITT officials to grand the FY 2017-2018 budget to the organization. Govt Approves Rs 14 Billion Budget to USF Co for the FY 2017-18. The Minister of State for IT & Telecom; Anusha Rahman also chaired the meeting. This budget is primarily allocated for the Broadband for Sustainable development Project for the provision of broadband and telephony services to the majority of un-served/underserved areas in FATA, KPK and Baluchistan.
Govt Approves Rs 14 Billion Budget to USF Co for the FY 2017-18
The budget also included allocation for other USF programs like ICTs for Girls, the promotion of e-commerce for MSMEs across Pakistan etc.
During the meeting, Anusha Rahman stated that:
“The government attaches highest priority to this project and she also directed CEO USF Co to complete this project within stipulated time period and to also complete hiring of 200 teachers on merit.”
The meeting was attended by following officials from IT Ministry:
- Secretary IT; Rizwan Bashir Khan
- Member Telecom; Mudassar Hussain
- Other senior officials from the MoIT, Finance and Cabinet Division
Whereas senior board members of USF were also present in the meeting.