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Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan to equip with 3G, 4G internet services

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has finally gave the green signal to extend the services of 3G and 4G internet in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan according to press release of Federal Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan.

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People of both areas were demanding for high speed internet services after the auction of 3G and 4G licenses in last year. However, now it has been decided in a high-level meeting of ministry held in Islamabad, the concern officials have allowed equipping the areas with 3G and 4G internet. The meeting was held under the chair of Federal Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir and was attended by PTA Chairman Dr. Ismail Khan, member telecom of Federal Ministry for Information Technology Mudasir Hussain, Federal Secretary of the Kashmir and GB affairs Abid Saeed, Additional Secretary AJK Council Ameer Ashraf, Joint Secretary GB Council Ajmal Gondal and other concern officials.

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Speaking at the event, Barjees Tahir said that due to lack of these advanced technologies, people of both areas were not able to develop their skills according to modern requirements. “As a federal minister whenever I visited the two regions, people would demand provision of these facilities”, he added.

Minsiter instructed the concern officials to make arrangement for conduction fair auctions in the respective regions and equip them as early as possible. Responding to the directions of Barjees Tahir, PTA Chairman said that arrangements will be made after receiving okay report from the GB and AJK councils in this regard.

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