ISLAMABAD: Three cellular mobile operators (CMOs) including CMPak (Zong), Telenor Pakistan, and PTML (Ufone) have been issued new licenses for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB).
The license signing ceremony was attended by the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur, GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid, Secretary for IT & Telecommunication Dr. Suhail Rajput, PTA Chairman Amir Azeem Bajwa, senior management of mobile companies, and others.
Addressing on the occasion, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and GB Ali Amin Gandapur appreciated the efforts of PTA for the successful completion of the spectrum auction process.
He congratulated the winning mobile operators and said that through NGMS, the digital divide will be reduced and tourism will flourish further in these regions.
GB Chief Minister Muhammad Khalid Khurshid congratulated the mobile operators on the award of NGMS licenses and hoped that this will open up a new era of modern telecommunication services for the people of AJ&K and GB.
Secretary Dr Suhail Rajput said that the Ministry of IT&T is committed to enhancing connectivity and improve digital infrastructure in the country.
The chairman PTA said that the Authority is working to ensure that Pakistanis have access to high-quality services and benefit from ubiquitous coverage. Continuous efforts are being made to spread state-of-the-art telecommunication services to far-flung areas enabling access to a multitude of opportunities for businesses, education, and health, he added.
The award of licenses for NGMS in the two regions will contribute towards strengthening the uninterrupted provision of better telecom services to the people of AJ&K and GB in line with the federal government’s vision of a Digital Pakistan.