Rs 20 bln USF projects being spent transparently: Anusha

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 29 (APP):Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman Khan has said that the amount of Universal Service Funds (USF) is being spent under a proper mechanism and the USF board has representation of both public and  private sectors.

She said Rs 20 billion worth projects are in progress under the USF throughout the country and these would be further enhanced.

The minister said, “We have Rs 70 billion under Universal Service Funds (USF) out of which Rs 20 billion of are being used for the extension of telecom services to un-served
areas.”

To a question she said that 2 and 3 G service will be introduced in remote areas of Balochistan.

She said that by the end of 2018, the government will provide telecom services to each and every un-served ‘Moza’ of the country.