The cellular license renewal ceremony for Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan was held Thursday at PTA Headquarters, Islamabad. Three cellular mobile operators i.e. Telenor Pakistan, PMCL (Jazz) and PTML (Ufone) have deposited payment (50% of the PTA determined license fee) amounting to PKR 3.19 billion against their license renewal fee with PTA.
On the occasion, chairman PTA lauded the efforts of the cellular operators for playing a crucial role in providing connectivity across these regions. He also appreciated the tireless efforts of concerned officials of PTA, FAB and MoIT for timely conclusion of the renewal process.
He further stated that AJ&K and GB are the prime areas of tourism in Pakistan and the license renewal will pave the way for provision of 3G/4G and Next Generation Mobile Services to the consumers of these areas as well to the tourists. Continuous efforts are being made to bring state of the art telecommunication services to far flung areas enabling access to a multitude of opportunities for businesses, education and health.