Union Councils Across Pakistan To get Connected Through Fiber Optic

Anusha Rehman During Surprise Visit to USF site
Anusha Rehman, State Minister for IT and Telecom, with Secretary IT Mr. Akhlaq Tarrar and Mr. Faisal Sattar, CEO, USF during the site visit of Fiber Optic route in Chirah-Lehtrar-Kotli Station

Minister of State for IT; Ms. Anusha Rahman Khan paid a surprise visit to the Fiber Optic Route of Chirah-Lehtrar-Kotli Sattian yesterday.

Universal service Fund Company (USFCo)-Ministry of Information Technology had initiated Fiber Optic project that aims to spread the telecom facilities throughout the country with the basic objective of ICT’s to create equal opportunities and openness for all, irrespective of their location.

“The Ministry of IT Telecom and USFCo stands committed to the envisioned goal of spreading innovative yet affordable ICT and telecom solutions to the masses across the country and this project has particularly played an important role in facilitation of ICT services and has generated socio-economic benefits for the locals of this area.” said the State Minister for IT; Ms.Anusha Rahman Khan.

She further stated, “An Optic Fiber Cable of about 40 Kms has been laid and has proved to be an asset for a population of about 101,000 people and further initiatives will be taken in future by the Ministry of IT to spread Optic Fiber across all the Union Council’s of Pakistan to connect the entire nation”.

So far more than 4,250 Kms of optic fiber cable has been laid to connect the un-served tehsil’s and towns. With these achievements, USFCo and Ministry of IT has created a success story for the public-private partnership entities nationally and internationally.

Ms. Khan during her visit to the site was accompanied by the secretary MOITT and the Senior Management of USFCo.