ISLAMABAD ( STAFF REPORT )
Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Khalid Khurshid called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque on Wednesday. The Federal Minister for IT & Telecom welcomed GB Chief Minister in his office, and during meeting matters related to provision of broadband services in GB, and IT parks were discussed. Talking to GB CM, Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque said that under Prime Minister’s vision of Digital Pakistan, broadband services will be provided across the country. He said that work is underway for the provision of 4G services in Gilgit Baltistan. Arrangements are in final stage for the provision of telephone, internet and cable service under triple bundle services in GB, he added. The Federal Minister for IT asked CM GB to point important tourist points in Northern Areas so that broadband services could be started there to facilitate tourists and for the promotion of tourism. He said that work is going on the project for upgrading the of 2G towers for providing 4G services on Karakarum highway and its surrounding areas. The Federal Minister for IT said that professionals who would work and get experiences in GB IT Park can play important role in CPEC projects. GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid lauded the steps and performance of Ministry of IT & Telecom under the supervision of Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque. Meanwhile, GB Minister for Planning & Development and Information Fateh Ullah Khan called on Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque. Matters related to digitalization and e-governance were discussed during the meeting.