Federal Minister for IT chairs USF Policy Committee meeting

Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque Syed Amin Haque chaired 39th meeting of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Policy Committee meeting at the committee room of the Ministry of IT on Monday.
Federal Secretary Ministry of IT Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui was also present in the meeting.
The meeting approved the minutes of the 38th meeting of the Universal Service Fund Policy Committee meeting.
The meeting also gave approval for the USF annual budget of Rs 11,376 million for financial year 2020-21.
Earlier, Universal Service Fund Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Haaris Mahmood Chaudhry briefed the chair about the USF projects for providing broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of the country.
The Federal Minister for IT appreciated the USF projects and gave direction for timely completion of projects and in transparent manner.
He directed USF management to accelerate initiatives for providing high-speed broadband services across the country.
He said that IT and Telecom projects are vital for completion of digital Pakistan vision.
He said that in view of coronavirus internet availability is utmost important for online study and working.
Meeting was also attended by the officers of the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication.