Launching of a New Project for Internet Connectivity by the IT Ministry for Improvements in Sindh and Balochistan

On Friday, the ministry of IT and Telecommunication (MOITT) launched two projects worth Rs. 1 billion as per the directions of the Minister. It is aimed at improving the connectivity in Tharparkar and Gawadar districts and is approved by the Universal Service Fund (USF) board. 

This project focuses on providing high-speed and uninterrupted internet connections to the undeveloped areas of the Sindh and Balochistan provinces. This project will take 18 months to complete and will facilitate widespread populations of more than 72,000 villages with an area of 10,432 sq km.

The Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque stated that this project costs Rs. 188.1 million and is approved for about 15,000 people in 19 villages of Gawadar, Balochistan. He further added that this project will provide better connectivity to the people of undeveloped, under-developed, and remote areas of Balochistan and Sindh.

According to Mr. Haque, with this project, the residents of rural areas of Pakistan, especially Sindh and Balochistan will be able to perform their routine tasks and businesses with convenience and improved connectivity. He further congratulated the USf board of directors, its Chairman Additional secretary MOITT Mohsin Mushtaq and CEO Haris Mahmood for this great launch.