MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan on Saturday appreciated the efforts of the Special Communication Organisation (SCO) for providing better telecom services in remote areas of Azad Kashmir.
“The SCO is unique public sector organisation that has been diligently providing uninterrupted phone and cellular services in the difficult hilly terrain of Azad Kashmir for several decades,” said the prime minister in a meeting with SCO Director General Major General Ali Farhan, who called on him at the Prime Minister House. AJK Sector Commander Col Muhammad Maqbool Ahmad was also present on the occasion.
Haider said, “The services of the organisation during the natural disasters are praiseworthy.”
The prime minister said that the AJK government would extend its full cooperation to the SCO to provide 3G and 4G internet services in the area. Appreciating role of the SCO administration for its relentless efforts in providing quality telecommunication services, the prime minister said that the nation feels proud over the organisations like SCO for their contribution in nation building.
He said the provision of phone services in Neelum and Haveli districts was especially noteworthy. He pledged to continue supporting the organisation in this regard. The AJK PM said that the development was impossible without utilising the modern technologies.
“Further steps would be taken for the provision of more facilities in this regard,” he said. “More job opportunities could be created through positive use of the internet.”
Earlier, the SCO director general briefed the AJK premier on different projects of his organisation being carried out in the AJK, including the internet, mobile phone and DSL services, in far-flung areas of the state. He said that the process of issuing licence to potential investors would be started soon.