ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said as improvement of mobile networks and internet services was in the interest of the country, special focus should be given on the improvement of those services in backward and far-flung areas.
According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office today, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his satisfaction over the interest of various companies in getting further spectrum and directed that the process of auction of the spectrum should be completed in a transparent manner and on priority.
The prime minister was chairing a meeting regarding further improvement in mobile and internet services in the country and the auction of spectrum.
Minister for Information Technology Syed Amin-ul-Haq, Minister for Industries Muhammad Hamad Azhar, Advisor on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, secretaries of the concerned ministries, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Executive Director Frequency Allocation Board were present in the meeting.
The Prime Minister was informed that the Universal Service Fund was paying special focus on lying of optic fiber to ensure the provision of better internet services.
During the meeting, the prime minister was also briefed in detail about the applications given by various mobile companies seeking an enhanced spectrum for bringing about further improvement in mobile and internet services in the country and the progress made so far in that respect.
On the occasion, PM Imran said, “Access to the internet has become a necessity in the present times,” adding that the young generation of the country should utilize these facilities to improvise their capabilities.