ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT ) Universal Service Fund Company (USFCo) 35th Board of Directors Meeting was convened on Monday September 15th, 2014 in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad.
The Chairperson, Board of directors, USFCo and the Minister of State for IT & Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman chaired the meeting in which an overview of the main efforts and development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas throughout the length and breadth of the country by USF were taken in to the view. The Board of Directors approved the Annual Budget of USFCo for the Financial Year 2014-2015. Other important matters significantly related to administration and projects were discussed.
The USF Board of Directors in this meeting approved an Optic Fiber Cable project for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa benefiting an un-served population of about 3.2 Million residing in twenty one tehsils via 730.6 kms long Optic Fiber Cable. The USF Board was also updated on the status of establishment of Universal Telecenters by USFCo. Taking deep interest in the implementation of UTC’s project the Board of Directors advised the USFCo management to expedite the implementation and establishment of Universal Telecenters. Additionally special projects for broad band for 100 colleges and Rural telephony project in far flung areas like Chattral, Shanghla, Lower Deer, Boneer were also approved, Furthermore, the Chairperson ensured complete support of Government in the execution of USF projects and hoped that USF will continue its efforts for proliferation of IT & Telecom services in future as well.
The Chairperson USF Board of Directors Mrs. Anusha Rahman Khan was accompanied by Secretary IT, Mr. Azmat Ali Ranjha who is also the Vice-Chairman of USFCo Board of Directors. Other higher dignitaries including the Member Telecom; Mr.Mudassar Hussain , Chairman PTA; Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, CEO & President PTCL; Mr. Walid Irshaid, CEO CMPak; Mr. Fan Yunjun and Representative of Consumer Association of Pakistan, Mr. Kaukab Iqbal also graced the gathering.