ISLAMABAD: Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi said efforts were being made to enhance production capacity of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) from current 12 percent to 80 percent to reduce its losses.
Answering the questions of MNAs in the National Assembly, he said that 26 percent shares of Pakistan Steel Mills would be privatized after getting the 80 percent production target.
He said a purification plant is being installed in the Steel Mills to utilise the Iron-ore discovered from Balochistan.
Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman Khan told the House that the Universal Service Fund is only being used to provide telecommunication services in un-served and remote areas.
She said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is working to launch next year biometric system for issuance of verified SIMs.
She said that last year a campaign was started to verify the SIMs and under this process ten million SIMs have been verified.