Pakistan 3G license bid process to be Expedited

The government this morning decided to hire a consultant to expedite the auction process of 3G license.A meeting chaired by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf asked the Ministry of Information Technology to immediately advertise for a consultant to speed up the mechanism which was facing delays due to ‘unnecessary official procedures’.The meeting directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to seek a list of experts from Ministry of Information Technology to evaluate Expression of Interest (EOI) from the consultant. The meeting reiterated the PTA’s role in carrying out the auction of 3G license in a transparent manner.Earlier, the Prime Minister was briefed by the officials of IT ministry on the subject.The meeting was attended by Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira; Minister for Finance, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh; Minister for Water and Power, Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar and other high official from MoITT & PTA.

Source: APP

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