ISLAMABAD (APP) – President Dr. Arif Alvi, in order to facilitate
students and improve Internet accessibility, on Monday directed the
relevant quarters to take necessary measures to enhance Internet
connectivity, so that students could continue their education
He also directed to improve Internet coverage in areas that currently
lacked the facility.
The President was chairing a meeting to discuss the bandwidth issues in
the wake of Coronavirus pandemic at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
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 corona pandemic.
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat
Mehmood, Special Assistant to PM on Digital Pakistan, Ms. Tania
Aidrus, Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunications
Shoaib Siddiqui, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Maj.
Gen. (R) Amir Azeem, and Additonal Secretary Ministry of Finance,
Ahmed Mujtaba Memon attended the meeting.