Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited and Ministry of Information Technology for data centre hosting facility signed

Islamabad, September 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): An MoU between Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) for data center hosting facility was signed by the Hon. Minister of State for IT and Telecom, Ms. Anusha Rahman and President, PTCL, Mr. Waleed Irshad here today.

This MoU will enable the MoIT to host E-Governance Software applications at PTCL data center, free of cost, for a period of fifteen (15) months. It is important to mention that PSDP project Titled “Federal Government Data Center and Internet” was approved through Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) in July, 2004. However, Electronic Government Directorate (EGD) has remained unable to deploy data center to date.

During the MoU signing ceremony, Mr. Waleed Irshad, President PTCL said that GoP is in the process of implementation of E-Governance program across the country so PTCL fully supports the E-Governance initiative and PTCL considers it as an honor and mandate to support GoP, especially for the provision of hosting of E-Governance applications at PTCL tier-3 Data Center.

The Honorable Minister of the state for IT appreciated PTCL for its support and voluntarily provision of Data Center facility to host E-Governance applications. The Minister further added that E-Governance will definitely play a significant role in bringing less paper environment, efficiency, transparency and good governance in the Government.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
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