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HEC to create research, education opportunities in networking sector: Dr Mukhtar

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmad on Monday said that the commission was committed to creating opportunities of education and research in networking sector in order to exploit its potentials.

While addressing the 29th meeting of South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) held at Commission Secretariat in Islamabad, he said that HEC wanted to contribute in the field of networking as it was need of the hour.

The Chairman HEC said that soon the Informational Technology based equipments would be the part of class rooms. He said that our universities were working better in the field of information technology.

Dr Mukhtar further said the education system of Pakistan was improving now, adding that universities were cooperating each other in the education sector.

The Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Dr Syed Ismail Shah while speaking on the occasion said that Pakistan has been playing a leading role in the South Asian Network Operators Group.

Dr Syed Ismail Shah said that currently about 40 million people were using mobiles in the country while 87 percent people have access to the mobile facility.

The Chairman PTA added that geographically 57 percent Pakistanis have the access to mobile facility. He said that 71 percent of SIM’s have been verified through biometrics system.

Dr Shah said that a special mobile application had been prepared for the special persons with the cooperation of Telenor adding that these people would be able to use internet service like ordinary citizens.

The Chairman PTA said two and half years ago there was no broadband service in Pakistan but now the country has access to 3G, 4G and HD technologies.

The government, he said had withdrawn 19.5 percent tax on mobile data with the cooperation of provinces.

“We were working to open bank accounts through mobile” Ismail said and added, the people would be able to open bank accounts through mobile till 2019.

In future the problem of transportation would also be resolved through mobile applications, he added.

For women, he said, such type of services have been introduced through which they are able to do official work at home.

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