Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited win Rs.3.15 billion project of Universal Service Fund (to provide basic telephony and data services in Balochistan

Karachi, June 08, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has won a Rs.3.15 billion project of Universal Service Fund (USF) to provide basic telephony and data services in Mastung District of Balochistan province.

Through an open bidding process, PTCL has won the rights for the Rural Telecom Services Project. An agreement for the project was signed here this week between PTCL and USF, which was witnessed by Federal Minister for IT and Telecom, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

Through the Rural Telecom Services Project, PTCL will benefit a population of 74,831 people residing in 102 un-served muzas of Balochistan. The covered area consists of Mastung, Nushki and Ziarat Districts, which will be provided basic telephony and data services by the telecom giant.

“PTCL is committed to the Government of Pakistan’s vision for bridging the digital divide and creating an expansive growth of Broadband in Pakistan,” said PTCL Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Development, Sikandar Naqi on the occasion. “We are at the forefront of bringing modern Information and Communications Technology services to the people of un-served and under-served areas of our country.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1,
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 111 20 20 20
Fax: +9251 111 21 21 21
Email: shahzad.khalil@ptcl.net.pk

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