Balochistan far flung areas to get 3G services

Balochistan far flung areas to get 3G services

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says PML-N government is leading Pakistan to the path of development according to its charter.

He was addressing a contract signing ceremony between Ministry of Information Technology and private mobile companies for the provision of 3G services in Dera Bugti, Kharan and Washuk districts of Balochistan and establishment of National Incubation Centers at Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.

He said due to effective policies of the government a large number of renowned international firms are expressing interest to invest in the country. He said macroeconomic indicators of the country point toward the fact that economy is standing on stable and sound footings.

He said PML-N government is working to make Pakistan digitally and economically strong. He said government strongly believes in policy of transparency, good governance and accountability. Ishaq Dar said LUMS has publicly endorsed the transparency in the process of establishment of incubation centers.

Finance Minister said there is a great scope of the development of IT industry in Pakistan and increase our share of IT exports to a larger level.

Earlier, in her address the Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman said government has a clear vision to transform the dream of digital Pakistan into reality to facilitate the people.

She said the project has been supervised by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and special relief measures have been announced in the new budget for IT and Telecom sector as per the determination of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to make digitally strong.

She said the process of setting up incubation centers at Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar will lead the IT sector to a more advanced stage. She said the ministry received thirty plus proposals for this process.

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