PM Gilani directed the Telecom authorities to set up IT centers at each Union Council level, fully equipped with latest technology, ensuring the efficient and effective connectivity both domestic and overseas to the people of the region. This was said by him on Feb 27th meeting of Board of Directors of Universal Service Fund (USF) at PM’s House.
This meeting was informed that so far 994 IT centers at Union Council levels have been set up with the direction that process should be speeded up in providing state of the art ICT services in underserved and unserver areas under the mandate of USF.l;
The meeting was informed that through the Optical Fiber Project in KPK, 05 un-served tehsils Headquarters and 02 towns in the district of Dera Ismail KHan, Batagram, Mansehra and Kohistan will be connected with 146 Kms of Optical Fiber cable serving population around 1.1 million.
Another approval to establish 11 Universal Telecenters (UTCs) through Satellite Technology in Rural and semi-urban areas was also given by the board. These 11 UTCs ill be established in the district of Dera Bugti, Kalat, Citral, Hhoshab, Multan, Chakwal, Mianwali, Sheikhupura, Vehari, Shahed Benazirabad and Bajur Agency.