PM orders internet facility provision in far flung areas

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By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed to ensure the provision of Internet facility with the best coverage in the country’s far flung and backward areas, particularly in Balochistan, merged areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.
He was presiding over a meeting held here about enhancing and improving the coverage of Internet in the country. Minister for Information Technology (IT) Syed Ameen ul Haq, Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Secretary IT, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman, Universal Service Fund (USF) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and other officers attended the meeting.
The prime minister said the provision of Internet facility was the need of hour. In order to utilize the true potential of young generation, it was also necessary to ensure their easy access to education, and wide coverage of Internet and its easy availability was also essential to achieve that objective, he added. Imran Khan directed the USF to take necessary measures for the provision of easy and cheaper Internet in schools.