“All allegations against Universal Service Fund are baseless, procedures for issuance of tenders are smooth and flawless and organization is not supporting or favoring any telecom company or vendor during the allotment of development projects and hence there is no need for further investigations in this regard”.
This was stated in a conclusion note of sub-committee of senate’s standing committee for Telecom and IT in its recent meeting, which was convened by Senator Moula Baksh Chandio and attended by Senator Pervez Rashid and Senator Mir Mohabbat Khan.
Committee was called upon to conclude the hearing on those allegations which were put forward during Mr. Latif Khosa’s minister-ship.
According to the meeting minutes, made available to ProPakistani, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said:
After having perused the record provided by USF, all concerned authorities and companies, no apparent irregularity has surfaced. Therefore, sub-committee may allow continuation of tendering process to USF.
Secretary, Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication supported the view point of Senator Pervez Rashid. He said that USF’s specifications do not favor any specific vendor/manufacturer. He maintained that ministry of information and technology has never received any complaint from any party against USF.
Senator Moula Baksh, at the end, concluded the committee at a note that USF can continue its tendering process.