We should join journey of digital development: Alvi

Addressed signing ceremony of contract between USF and PTCL


Our Correspondent July 13, 2021

KARACHI:

President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday said Pakistan should join the journey of digital development for its speedy progress as Information Technology (IT) was the optimum growing sector in the world.

He was addressing the signing ceremony of a contract between Universal Service Fund (USF) and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) for installation of Optic Fibre Cable (OFC) in Nausheroferoze, Shaheed Benazirabad and Khairpur.

Federal Minister for IT Aminul Haq said over 80% of work had already been completed on OFC installation in Dadu and Jamshoro.

Alvi along with Haq witnessed the signing of contract by USF CEO Haris Mehmood Chaudhry and PTCL Group Chief Finance Officer Nadeem Khan.

Chaudhary said that this project worth Rs2.1 billion will connect 101 towns through 709.5km of optic fibre cable, benefiting a population of 2.8 million.

Khan said: “We are glad to extend our OFC network to even more districts in Sindh including Naushahro Feroze, Shaheed Benazirabad and Khairpur.

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