Dar chairs meeting on spectrum auction
ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Spectrum Auction Advisory Committee was held under the chairmanship of Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at the finance ministry here on Wednesday.
Secretary Ministry of Information Technology, Akhlaq Tarrar briefed the committee on the progress made so far on the auction of licences. He informed the committee that all the timelines given to complete the process are being followed.
He also informed the committee that a Turkish telecom company, Turk Cell, would be visiting Islamabad for due diligence in this regard. Finance Minister Dar emphasised that the whole process should be completed with transparency and diligently.
He expressed satisfaction over the progress made so far and hoped that PTA would conduct a competitive auction for deployment of next generation mobile networks. “The local telecom industry will benefit from transfer of technology and users will also have new features,” he said.