Jazz Contract awarded in Jhelum & Chakwal District for the provision of broadband services

Jazz Contract awarded in Jhelum & Chakwal District for the provision of broadband services
Jazz Contract awarded in Jhelum & Chakwal District for the provision of broadband services

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A contract for the provision of high-speed mobile broadband services in rural and remote Punjab was contracted with the Universal S service funds (USF) worth around Rs 254 million for Jazz.

On Monday the IT and Communications Minister of the Federal Republic of Honduras, Mr Syed Amin Ul Haque, and Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry attended an IT and Telecom Ministry ceremony held in Islamabad.

The agreements were signed with Jazz CEO Jazz Aamir Ibrahim by the CEO USF Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary.

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Syed Amin Ul Haque, Chief Invited, Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunications, said: “While the COVID-19 pandemic slacked economic activity, vibrant ICTs were instrumental in ensuring that the community received critical services.

Federal Minister Jazz and the USF also expressed the hope that Jazz and Chakwal’s state-of-the-art network would provide more connectivity to residents of Jhelum and Chakwal districts.


As CEO of Jazz Aamir Ibrahim shares his views at the ceremony, “Our ongoing partnership with the USF reflects the commitment by Jazz towards bridging the digital divide and linking our countrymen to fast, reliable broadband mobile. Our desire to empower Pakistan digitally is driven by improved connectivity and equitable opportunities.”

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The USF CEO Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary also said, at the ceremony sharing his thoughts: “We will benefit from this project for 0.34 million in 263 of our Mauzas, covering our area of 4,002 square kilometres. Districts Jhelum and Chakwal. The USF plays an important role in the socio-economic development of citizens at a grassroots level by providing mobile broadband to the non-starved muazas across the country and has opened up opportunities for the masses. USF will continue to follow Digital Pakistan’s vision.”

In addition, he expressed appreciation for continued support and encouragement for the federal minister and the Ministry of IT and Telecom.

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Somehow, the pandemic has brought the true promise of broadband networks up to date and changed the way people lived. We are committed to providing the requisite digital ecosystem by working with all the relevant stakeholders in alignment with the Digital Pakistan initiative in order to develop connections, improve digital infrastructure and promote new technologies.”

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The ceremony was also attended by Shoaib Siddiqui, US Federal Secretary for IT & Telecommunications and Chairman of the USF Board; Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan (PTA).

Syed Amin Ul Haque said the USF’s Ministry of Telecoms and IT will continue to empower people in rural and remote areas to ensure each Pakistani has internet connectivity to explore new socio-economic opportunities.

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