Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani presided over a meeting of Auction Supervisory Committee (ASC) regarding auction of 3G spectrum and directed that the proposed auction must ensure transparency; professionalism and due validation and it should be completed within the permissible time.
The Prime Minister said that introduction of the new technology in the telecom sector should enhance outreach of the connectivity facilities at an affordable price to the consumers.
In the meeting, the progress regarding the auction of the 3G spectrum was discussed in detail and it was emphasized that the due bidding should take precedence over all other considerations which are in the interest of all the stakeholders.
In the meeting, the process conducted up till now was appreciated for the professionalism and the PTA was asked to hire the services of the internationally reputed consultant to assist in the transaction process.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Mr. Rehman Malik, Minister for Interior, Dr. Asim Hussain, advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Water and Power, Secretary IT, Secretary Finance, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, and representatives of Telecom, PTA and FAB.
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