The Universal Service Fund (USF) has awarded Telenor Pakistan a contract worth Rs. 1.9 billion to provide basic telephony and data services to the population in the yet un-served areas of Chitral “Lot”, said a press statement issued by USF.
According to details, Chitral, Upper Dir and Lower Dir districts will be covered by Telenor for provision of telephony and internet services.
On the occasion, Minister for IT Anusha Rahman said that through the rural telecom project in Chitral lot, an un-served population of around 1.2 million, people residing in 1,173 muzas will be benefited.
In this connection, a signing ceremony between Universal Service Fund and Telenor was held at the Ministry of Information Technology.
Chief Executive Officer, Universal Service Fund, Faisal Sattar and Chief Executive Officer, Telenor, Michael Patrick Foley signed the contract.
Minister for Information Technology, Anusha Rahman Khan was witness at the ceremony.