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Minister of State for IT and Telecom chairs 48th Board of Director’s meeting of Universal Service Fund Company

Islamabad, November 16, 2016 (PPI-OT): Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co) 48th Board of Directors Meeting was convened on Wednesday November 16th, 2016 in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad. The Chairperson; USF Co Board and the Minister of State for IT and Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman chaired the meeting and took an overview of the existing Projects of USF pertaining to the establishment of 50 more Computer Labs in Women Empowerment Centres Bait Ul Maal under the ICT’s for girls programme and Broadband for Low Income Women in phase 2.

The USF Board of Directors has unanimously approved the award of Awaran-Lasbela Lot under a Broadband for Sustainable Development Project. An un-served population of about 196,177, covering 269 unserved Mauzas and an unserved area of 39,434 sq kms will be benefited with modern broadband facilities through this project. Other Board members including the Secretary IT; Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom; Mr. Mudassar Hussain, Chairman PTA; Dr. Ismail Shah, VP ISPs of Pakistan; Mr. Azfar Manzoor, CEO Mobilink; Mr. Aamir Ibrahim and CEO USF Co; Mr. Faisal Sattar also attended the meeting.

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