Enhance net connectivity, coverage: President Alvi

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – April 7, 2020
ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi chaired a meeting to discuss the bandwidth issues in the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Monday, he was briefed on the issues faced by internet users, particularly students, due to pressure on existing internet infrastructure, as people had started working from home and students were getting online education due to coronavirus pandemic.

According to an official statement, in order to facilitate the students and improve internet accessibility, the president directed the relevant quarters to take necessary measures to enhance internet connectivity, so that the students could continue their education uninterrupted.

He also directed to improve internet coverage in areas that currently lacked internet facilities.

The federal education and professional training (FEPT) minister Shafqat Mehmood, special assistant to prime minister (SAPM) on digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus, information technology and telecommunications (IT-T) secretary Shoaib Siddiqui, Pakistan telecommunication authority (PTA) chairman Amir Azeem and ministry of finance (MoF) additional secretary Ahmed Mujtaba Memon attended the meeting.