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USF to provide hi-speed broadband services in unserved areas across country

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Islamabad: On the direction of the Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque, Universal Service Fund (USF), the attached department of the Ministry of IT, is committed for the provision of hi-speed broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of the country.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of USF Haaris Mahmood Chaudhry briefed the Federal Minister for IT about the status of the USF’s projects for providing high speed mobile broadband services in unserved areas.

CEO USF apprised that the 75% work has been completed on the project for providing hi-speed mobile broadband services in Kohistan Lot (Kohistan, Batagram, Mansehra, Torghar, Haripur & Abbotabad). He said that 50% each work has been completed in Dadu Lot (Dadu, Jamshoro & Thatta) and Hyderabad Lot. While 75% work has been completed in Bahawalpur Lot (Bahawalpur).

The CEO said that work is also in progress in Dera Bughti Lot, Mohmand Lot, Rahim Yar Khan Lot, Bahawalnagar Lot, DG Khan Lot, Sanghar Lot, Kurram Lot, Muzaffargarh Lot, North Waziristan Lot, South Waziristan Lot and Bolan Lot.

The Federal Minister for IT appreciated the performance of the USF and gave direction for timely completion of its projects for providing broadband services.

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