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Ishaq Dar chairs spectrum auction committee meeting

Islamabad, March 05, 2014 (PPI-OT): A meeting of the Spectrum Auction Advisory Committee was held under the chairmanship of Federal Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at the Finance Ministry today.

Secretary Ministry of Information Technology, Mr. Akhlaq Tarrar, briefed the Committee on the progress made so far on the auction of licenses. He informed the Committee that all the timelines given to complete the process are being followed. He also informed the Committee that a Turkish Telephone Company Turk Cell will be shortly visiting Islamabad in this regard.

The Finance Minister emphasized that the whole process should be completed with transparency and diligence. He expressed his satisfaction over the progress made so far. He expressed the hope that PTA will conduct competitive auction for deployment of next generation mobile network. He concluded that with the introduction of new technology the local telecom industry will benefit from transfer of technology and users will also have new features.

The meeting was also attended by Ms. Anusha Rehman, MOS Information Technology, Dr. Waqar Masood, Finance Secretary, Rana Assad Amin, Advisor to Finance Ministry and senior officials of Ministries of Information Technology and Finance.

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Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
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