IT minister wants speedy work on telecentres project


STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT and Telecom, Anusha Rahman, has directed the USF Co. authorities to complete all the pre-requisites for the bidding process at the earliest for the execution of telecentres project.Chairing the USF Company’s Board of Directors meeting in Islamabad, the minister said that they have already communicated to all provinces that this project is going to be executed in phased manner and priority will be given on "first come first serve bases"

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IT minister for speedy work on 3G auction


STAFF REPORT IBD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman has stressed the need for a speedy completion of the auction process for the introduction of Next Generation Mobile Services in the country, through a transparent, competitive and efficient process.

The minister said this while talking to the team of Value Partners Consultants Limited, who called on her in Islamabad. The meeting was attended by the Secretary IT, Chairman PTA and officials of Ministry and PTA

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Court directs for speedy auction of 3G licences

STAFF REPORT IBD: A petition for earliest auction of third-generation telecom licenses (3G, 4G, LTE) has been accepted by Supreme Court of Pakistan for hearing and issued notices to respondents for filing para-wise comments within 10 days.A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising other two judges Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the petition filed by Khurram Shahzad.The petitioner made Federation of

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Iran offers speedy solution to Pakistan power crisis

STAFF REPORT IBD: Iran has offered an immediate solution to the Pakistan’s prevalent power crisis, which has pulled economy down and crippled general life.Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA), the sixth largest power company in the world, has said that it could bridge the gap between demand and supply of electricity within months.A delegation headed by Hussain Baqri, the head of international communications MAPN said Iran’s installed capacity is 70,000 megawatts (MW) out of

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ECP develops software for speedy announcement of poll results

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has developed a software that will be provided to 500 returning officers for sharing the exact vote count of candidates from each polling station all over the country soon after the counting process is completed."It will help ensure free and fair elections in the country as more than 80 percent returning officers will send results to the ECP through this software," said UNDP’s Country Director Marc-Andre Franche said in his

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Speedy work on more dams stressed

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Agriculture Forum Pakistan has urged the government to present Kalabagh Dam, Munda Dam and Bhasha Dam projects in the Council of Common Interests (CCI) and start working on priority basis on these dams, which can be built at the earliest, generate maximum electricity and provide greater resistance against devastation of floods."The government should consult local and foreign engineers on all these three dams and start working in this regard," said Agriculture

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