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PTCL extends voice and data services to under-served Balochistan
June 9, 2012


Islamabad: PTCL Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Development, Sikandar Naqi (left) and CEO USF, Asher Siddiqui (right) signing the agreement of Rural Telecom Services Project, Mastung Lot (Balochistan) in the presence of Federal Minister-IT, Raja Perviaz Ashraf.

Islamabad, June 8 2012: 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 & 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 & Communications Technology services to the people of un-served and under-served areas of our country.”