Minister of State for IT and Telecom Chaired 45th Board of Directors Meeting of USFCo

Islamabad, August 3rd, 2016:  Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co)
45th Board of Directors Meeting was convened on Wednesday; August 3rd,
2016 in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad.

The Chairperson, Board of Directors, USF Co and the Minister of State
for IT & Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman Khan chaired the meeting in which
an overview of the main efforts and development of telecommunication
services in un-served and under-served areas across Pakistan by USF
were taken in to the view.  The Board of Directors approved the Annual
Budget of USF Co for the Financial Year 2016-2017. Other important
matters significantly related to administration and projects were also
deliberated.

The USF Board of Directors in this meeting awarded a Rural
Telephony and e-Services Project encompassing Khuzdar District which
includes karakh, khuzdar, moola, zehri, saroona etc to Pak Telecom
Mobile Limited (Ufone), providing subsidy benefiting an un-served
population of about 294,221, covering 725 unserved Mauzas. The USF
Board of Directors also awarded a Rural Telephony and e-Services
Project encompassing Chagai Lot including Mashkhel Tehsil to Pak
Telecom Mobile Limited (Ufone), providing subsidy benefiting an
un-served population of about 120,729, covering 92 unserved Mauzas.

Other Board members including the Secretary IT; Mr.
Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom; Mr. Mudassar Hussain, VP ISPs of
Pakistan; Mr. Azfar Manzoor, Chairman CAOP; Mr. Kaukab Iqbal and CEO
USF Co; Mr. Faisal Sattar also attended the meeting.

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