Federal Government's Plan to Give Mobile to People in Installments

Federal Government's Plan to Give Mobile to People in Installments

Posted on Nov 25, 2022

The federal government has launched a project to give mobile phones to people across the country in easy monthly installments.

Syed Aminul Haque, Minister of Information Technology, while inaugurating the "Mobilephone for All" project in the capital Islamabad, said that the government would provide mobile phones to low-income people in easy installments.

According to the Federal Minister, under the plan, mobile phones will be provided to people throughout the country in installments, and centers will also be established for this purpose.

While addressing this, he said that mobile phones worth 20,000 to 100,000 rupees would be given to the people in installments, and their installments would be from three to 12 months.

According to him, people will be able to get mobile phones on their ID cards by paying 20 to 30 percent in advance.

Syed Aminul Haque said that people who will not pay the monthly installments after getting a mobile phone, their phones will be locked and they will not be able to unlock their phones in any country of the world, including Pakistan.

According to the federal minister, it will be ensured that people who get mobile phones also pay the monthly installments.

At the same time, he gave information about the plans to expand the Internet in the country and said that the government's target is that almost all the country's population should have a mobile phone with high-speed Internet.

According to him, it is because of his special interest that Pakistan's information technology (IT) sector has improved significantly in the last few years. Now, 29 companies are manufacturing mobile phones in Pakistan.

Federal Minister Syed Aminul Haque stated that Pakistan now has better broadband internet than before, but it still needs improvement.

Apart from this, Jazz Chief Commercial Officer Asif Aziz, while addressing the event, suggested that to ensure the transfer of mobile broadband to another 5 crore people in the next 3 years, the government must import 2G mobile phones and localize the production.

He also said that local production of 4G mobile phones should be a top priority. He also said that a regulatory system should be put in place that lets telecom companies sell mobile phones in easy payments and that taxes on telecom services should be less than 15%. It should be made at 8 percent.

According to Asif Aziz, the measures mentioned above will help promote the trend of digital technology adoption and provide socioeconomic opportunities for the people.

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