Gov GB calls on IT Minister, discusses matters relating to broadband services

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Islamabad

Governor Gilgit Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon Wednesday called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque and discussed matters relating to broadband ser-vices, connectivity and spectrum auction.

The Minister welcomed Governor Gilgit Baltistan and said that under the Digital Pakistan vision, no region including Gilgit Baltistan would remain de-prive of digitalization.

The Federal Minister said that all the provinces including Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir had been incorporated in the projects of the Ministry of IT and Telecom.

He said that it was for the first time that the spectrum auction gets approved for Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Broad-band and mobile services will improve in GB and AJK due to additional spectrum auction, he added.

Syed Amin Ul Haque said that the Universal Ser-vice Fund (USF) outreach would be extended to Gilgit Baltistan by fulfilling all the legal require-ments and added, the broadband services projects will be started on tourist points soon.

He noted that Gilgit IT Park played important role in very short time. Software technology parks will be inaugurated at Sakurdu, Baltistan and Hunza, he added.

The Federal Minister said that the process for provi-sion of telephone, internet and cable under triple bundle services in GB was in final phase.

A smart policing project has been extended to Gilgit Bal-tistan and 60 percent work has been completed on it, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Gilgit Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon said that the steps be-ing taken by Ministry of IT for fulfilling Digital Pakistan vision were laudable.

He said that the GB government wanted furthering of the role of IT and telecommunication in Gilgit Baltistan. He hoped that the projects of the Ministry of IT would bring technology revolution in GB.—APP

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