ISLAMABAD: State minister for information technology and telecom Anusha Rahman stressed on the need to complete Information Memorandum (IM) draft in order to carry out the spectrum auction in time.
She was chairing a meeting with Value Partner consultants, hired by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for spectrum auction.
Federal Secretary IT Ahklaq Ahmad Tarar, Chairman PTA Dr Ismail Ahmed Shah, other officials of the Ministry and PTA were also presented at the meeting.
The consultants briefed the minister regarding different aspects of the preparation of IM draft. The minister was also informed that procedural avenues for spectrum auction would be held soon.
It is the utmost priority of the government to ensure that the upcoming spectrum auction is done in a transparent, competitive and an efficient manner and achieve optimum benefits for Pakistanis, said Anusha Rahman.
The consultants assured the minister that IM draft is being prepared with due diligence and utmost care while keeping in view the best practices across the globe, after studying in general and Pakistan market specifically.
Consultants further assured full cooperation in achieving the desired goal of the Government of Pakistan.
Dar chairs spectrum auction advisory committee meeting
Later on finance minister Ishaq Dar also chaired a meeting of the Spectrum Auction Advisory Supervisory Committee on Tuesday.
Minister for science and commerce Zahid Hamid, minister of state for information technology and telecom Anusha Rahman, Chairman PTA Syed Ismail Shah, Secretary IT Ikhlaq Tarrar and senior officials of the government were also present at the meeting.
The consultants hired by PTA for the purpose of auction briefed the meeting about their analysis of Pakistani markets and draft information memorandum which is to be issued soon.
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