1,000 Pakistan cities, towns linked to Internet service
MULTAN-More than 1,000 cities and towns are linked to Internet services providing Internet access to 97 per cent of the country’s population.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Owais Leghari said this while talking to newsmen at Multan airport on December 4, 2002 said the speed of Internet system was being improved to have access to the world.
Leghari said a Software Centre, like the Indian city Banglore, would be developed in South Punjab and added: “We will try to compete other developed countries in software.”
To a question Owais Leghari said the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) would be purged of corrupt elements and the officers/officials who had looted the organisation in the past would be taken to task. The accountability of the PTCL officers would be transparent and fair and every looted penny would be recovered, he added.
The minister assured that the tariff of the PTCL would be further reduced to provide a relief to subscribers. He informed that revenue the PTCL had increased to Rs19.8 billion from Rs13 billion it earned last year. He assured that the Internet charges would also be cut down. He said the PTCL should prepare itself for the challenges of 2003.
Source: The News