MoS for IT Mrs. Anusha Rahman while chairing 50th Board of Directors meeting of USFCo here at Islamabad today dated 16.02.2017

Government of Pakistan

Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunications

Islamabad 16th February, 2017

Press Release

USF Board approved provisioning of 3G Services to unserved area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co) 50th Board of Directors Meeting was convened on Thursday 16th, 2017 in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad.

The Chairperson; USF Co Board and the Minister of State for IT & Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman chaired the meeting and took an overview of the existing Projects of USF pertaining to the establishment of Telecenters, Broadband for Sustainable Development Project and USF Small Lots Project. In terms of the new initiative, board was apprised of the bidding process conducted for the Kohistan Lot comprising of unserved areas of Kohistan, Batgiram, Mansehra, Haripur and Abottabad districts and was recommended by the USF Company for approval of the board. The USF Board of Directors approved the award under Broadband for Sustainable Development Project for Kohistan Lot to M/s Telenor. This Project will benefit an un-served population of around 878,065 people, covering 1,283 unserved Mauzas and an unserved area of 11,362 sq kms. 

Other administrative and corporate matters of USF Co were also taken in to consideration by the Board of Directors.

Board members including the Secretary IT; Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom; Mr. Mudassar Hussain, Chairman PTA; Dr. Ismail Shah, Mr. Aamir Ibrahim; CEO Jazz, President and CEO PTCL; Mr. Daniel Ritz and CEO USF Co; Mr. Haaris M. Chaudhary also attended the meeting.

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