ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman Monday said that Telecom Foundation should concentrate on new avenues to enhance volume of its business activities.
She was chairing a performance evaluation meeting of Telecom Foundation (TF) and Pak Datacom here.
Federal Secretary IT, Azmat Ali Rangha, Managing Director (MD) Telecom Foundation Maj. Gen (R) Muhammad Khalid Rao, Chief Executive Pak Datacom, Arshad Kiyani, Member (Telecom) Mudasar Hussain and other senior officials from TF and MoITT were also present in the meeting.
MD TF, appraised the Minister regarding the new initiatives being taken by the Telecom Foundation, which includes subsidized eduction to the children of serving and retired employees of telecom sector in 12 schools all over the country and educational and vocational technical trainings through Tf Institute of Technology & Management.
Telecom Foundation is also offering three years diploma’s in the fields of Civil, electronic and telecom Engineering.
The Minister directed the T.F. authorities to have a close liaison with the Telecom service providers working here in Pakistan and improve the curriculum of vocational training diplomas in accordance with the requirement of the market so that maximum diploma holders could get jobs after completion of their respective diplomas.
The Minister also desired that volume of welfare activities of TF should also be enhanced because it is a charitable organization and welfare activities are amongst its core objectives.
She also said that a “Welfare Hospital” should be established in collaboration with public private partnership of 26 kanal land which TF is having in sector H-8, Islamabad, near Shifa Hospital.
Chief Executive Pak Datacom also apprised the Minister regarding their ongoing projects which includes data connectivity to FBR. The minister was also informed that International Companies have also shown their interest to work with Pak Datacom.