President Dr Arif Alvi has issued directives to authorities for improving internet internet connectivity for students in the country.
The President Dr Arif Alvi was chaired a meeting to discuss the bandwidth issues in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
He was briefed on the issues faced by Internet users, particularly students, due to pressure on existing internet infrastructure, as people have started working from home and students are taking classes online due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
He instructed companies to improve internet connectivity in areas that currently lack the facility.
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood, Special Assistant to PM on Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus, Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunications Shoaib Siddiqui, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Amir Azeem and Additional Secretary Ministry of Finance Ahmed Mujtaba Memon were attended the meeting.
Internet usage in Pakistan has increased by 15 per cent as the country adjusts to life under lockdown amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
Chairman PTA said Interruption in internet connectivity has been observed due to increased online activities by educational institutions and businesses and work from home policy adopted by individuals and organizations.
Telecom operators introduced new packages to assist users during Coronavirus outbreak
PTA reaffirmed that there is sufficient internet capacity available in the country to fulfill the growing demands of the future.
Telecom operators have taken an extra step to facilitate its users across Pakistan by providing information about COVID-19 along with uninterrupted service.
New packages have been introduced at a lower price point by all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) to facilitate people to stay and work from home.