Projects underway to ensure quality telecom services: Minister


Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque Tuesday said work on more broadband projects was underway to ensure provision of quality telecom services across the country.

Addressing the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) Ministerial Conference in Barcelona, Spain, the minister said the government was committed to end digital divide between rural and urban areas as connectivity projects worth billions of rupees were underway in far-flung areas.

According to a news release, the ministerial conference titled “The path to building digital nations in the Asia Pacific: policies and strategies for sustainable digital future” was attended by a delegation from Pakistan comprising Member International Coordination Ajmal Anwar Awan, DG Wireless, MoITT Jahanzeb Rahim and CEO Universal Service Fund (USF) Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary.

Syed Amin Ul Haque said the provision of quality network facilities and protection of cellular users’ rights was the foremost priority of the government.

Steps were being taken for promoting the telecom sector and resolving the issues of mobile companies, he added.—APP