Ms. Anusha Rahman, Minister of State for IT & Telecom chaired a meeting regarding establishment of Telecenters in rural areas of Pakistan in Islamabad here today. The meeting was attended by Mr. Akhlaq Tarrar, Secretary IT, Senior Officials from USF, and a team of senior officials from NADRA led by Mr. Tariq Malik Chairman, NADRA to further discuss the implementation of the Telecenter Project.
During the meeting it was decided that Telecenters, so established, would offer several e-services such as e-health, e-learning, e-commerce, e-agriculture etc. to facilitate people of un-served, underserved and far flung areas. It will create local employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and extend broadband to provide distance education and ICT literacy.
The tele center in addition will house biometric verification of SIM cards, Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC), birth/death registration and computer training for the youth of the nation.