USF Awards PKR 154 Million Contract to Jazz

The Universal Service Fund (USF) presented a settlement worth about PKR 154 Million to Jazz for providing High-Speed Mobile Broadband offerings in Multan and Khanewal districts of Southern Punjab.

Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication, Syed Amin Ul Haque, and Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi witnessed the settlement signing rite in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The contracts have been signed with the aid of using Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary, CEO, USF with Aamir Ibrahim, CEO, Jazz.

Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput and Parliamentary Secretary, Zain Qureshi, Member Telecom Muhammad Umar Malik, Member IC Ajmal Awan, and different senior officers were also gifted on the rite.


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These encompass six high-pace cell broadband tasks and 3 optic fiber cable tasks.

According to Syed Amin Ul Haque, beneath neath those tasks, we're spending a complete of PKR 708 million for the availability of high-pace broadband offerings in 3 districts of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Bahawalnagar.

About 2.6 million people residing in 846 villages will advantage from the forty-seven billion is being spent on 3 tasks associated with the laying of optical fiber cable.

With the completion of those tasks, a place of approximately 2, 000 sq. km can be related to OFC. More than 25% of labor has been done on broadband offerings tasks. Completion of those tasks will provide the quickest broadband offerings to 393 villages with a population of over 0. eighty-five million.


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While addressing the rite, Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated that he become pleasantly amazed to pay attention to the overall performance of the MoITT that's running day and night time for the success of the Prime Minister’s Digital Pakistan vision.

He thanked the Federal Minister, Syed Amin Ul Haque for starting up the development projects in Southern Punjab.

He, in addition, said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would provide all possible assistance and guide for the advertising of the IT industry and showcasing of Pakistani IT products around the arena because the Ministry of IT is at the vanguard of these sectors via which numerous job opportunities and the country’s economic system may be strengthened.

Sharing his perspectives on the development, CEO Jazz, Aamir Ibrahim, stated, “Jazz has invested US$ 462 million over the last  years especially to increase its 4G footprint in rural and semi-city areas.”

 Today’s settlement signing is a testimony of our dedication to growing ICT-led socioeconomic possibilities for the masses,” he added.

Earlier in his welcome address, CEO-USF, Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary stated that the USF is dedicated in its resolve to empower the marginalized groups of Pakistan.

This project will advantage an unserved population of 0. forty-eight million in 170 unserved mazes, thereby covering an unserved region of 1,323 sq. km. of Multan and Khanewal districts. 

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