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Network of wireless exchanges to be set up: minister

MULTAN (September 15 2003): Federal Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technology Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari has said that Wireless Local Loop System (WLLS) exchanges would be established from the rural plane tracts near the river Indus to the mountainous territory in south Punjab next year.

“No such areas would remain deprived of communications facility next year as WLLS exchanges would be established after every 25 kilometres from Vehoa to Rojhan,” said Awais Leghari while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a 300-line telephone exchange at Rasoolpur town in Muhammadpur Diwan near Rajanpur, some 200 kilometres off here on Saturday evening.

“The government is committed to undo the effects of last 55-year neglect such areas were subjected to in the past,” he said. He said: “Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has directed him to get prepared a feasibility report about areas of Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur where electricity facility is not available.” The premier would ensure that these areas get electricity facility within a year through his special funds,” he added.

Awais Leghari said, he has asked all the union and tehsil Nazims to submit proposals in this regard.” Unemployment is the biggest problem confronting the country and all the members of the federal cabinet are trying hard to solve this problem in a way that should not cause burden on the government,” the minister said.

“We are focusing our attention on fortifying the private sector to ensure creation of more jobs for the unemployed youth,” he added.He appreciated the PTCL for establishment of exchange at Rasoolpur.

Earlier, General Manager PTCL Multan Region Ghulam Subhani said: “The PTCL is widening its service network to cover rural areas at the most.” A local leader Lutfullah Khan advocate, however, demanded Sui gas facility for Jampur tehsil and its surrounding areas, a higher secondary school at Saleemabad and extension in the exchange of Rasoolpur.

Source: Business recorder