Modern techs increasing internet penetration, improving lot of people: Anusha

ISLAMABAD, May 17 (APP): Minister for Information Technology, Anusha Rahman on Tuesday said introduction of mobile broadband has contributed a lot in connecting people and increased internet penetration in the country from mere 3 percent to 18 percent in a short period.

Availability of these technologies have resulted in speedy proliferation of broadband access both in urban and rural communities with a record achievement of more than 30 million subscribers in less than 2 years.

She was addressing a ceremony held here in connection with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day which was also attended Minister for Finance, Ishaq Dar as chief guest, Minister of State Health Services, Saira afzal Tarar, Legislators, Secretary IT, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and senior staff of Mobile Phone Operators, industry’s experts, government officials, media-persons and students and teachers of ICT for Girls programme.