STAFF REPORT IBD: Optic fiber to all Union Councils across Pakistan would be laid under an initiative of the Universal Service Fund Company (USFCo), Ministry of Information Technology.
State Minister for IT Rahman Khan announced this during her recent surprise visit to the fiber optic Route in Chirah-Lehtrar-Kotli Sattian.
Purpose of this project is to spread the telecom facilities throughout the country with the basic objective of ICTs to create equal opportunities and openness for all, irrespective of their location.
“The ministry of ITandTelecom and USFCo stand 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 minister.
So far more than 4,250 Kms of optic fiber cable has been laid to connect the un-served tehsils and towns.
The minister said that 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 to spread Optic Fiber across all the UCs to connect the entire nation.