In the latest news, the government on Friday launched the Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development (NGBSD) program that will ensure quality and stable internet services in lower districts of Sindh. This will lead many people residing in rural areas of Sindh to have access to all respective facilities which require internet and more. It will also include the acceleration of communications and economic operations.
These projects will be managed by Jazz who will be responsible for the execution of operations in four districts of Sindh. In addition, these projects will also cost around Rs. 698 million and would take a year to complete. One of these projects would provide next-generation broadband to approximately 359 remote areas of Kambar Shahdakot and Larkana, while the other projects will provide internet services to the remaining 438 sites in the districts of Naushahro Feroze and Shaheed Benazirabad.
According to the Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications:
“Under the Ministry of Informatics, there are nine projects in Sindh at a cost of PKR 8.48 billion which are already being completed. As part of these projects, 3,227 mauzas from 19 districts of the province are connected to the digital network in order to improve the lives of ordinary people.