Minister of State for IT and Telecom Chaired 45th Board of Directors Meeting of USFCo Islamabad:

Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co) 45th Board of Directors Meeting was convened on Wednesday;A� August 3rd, 2016A� in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad.The Chairperson, Board of Directors, USF Co and the Minister of State for IT & Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman Khan chaired the meeting in which an overview of the main efforts and development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas across Pakistan by USF were taken in to the view.A� The Board of Directors approved the Annual Budget of USF Co for the Financial Year 2016-2017. Other important matters significantly related to administration and projects were also deliberated.The USF Board of Directors in this meeting awarded a Rural Telephony and e-Services Project encompassing Khuzdar District which includes karakh, khuzdar, moola, zehri, saroona etc to Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (Ufone), providing subsidy benefiting an un-served population of about 294,221, covering 725 unserved Mauzas. The USF Board of Directors also awarded a Rural Telephony and e-Services Project encompassing Chagai Lot including Mashkhel Tehsil to Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (Ufone), providing subsidy benefiting an un-served population of about 120,729, covering 92 unserved Mauzas.Other Board members including the Secretary IT; Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom; Mr. Mudassar Hussain, VP ISPs of Pakistan; Mr. Azfar Manzoor, Chairman CAOP; Mr. Kaukab Iqbal and CEO USF Co; Mr. Faisal Sattar also attended the meeting

Source: Ministry of Information

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