Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication

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Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication
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Agency overview
Formed  ()
Headquarters Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Minister responsible Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan[1], Minister of State For Information Technology & Telecom
Agency executive Azmat Ali Ranjha[2], Secretary (IT & Telecom)
Website {http://www.moit.gov.pk/}

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is headed by Minister for Information Technology & Telecom, who must be a member of Parliament of Pakistan. The current Telecommunications Minister is Anusha Rahman.

Organizations[edit]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority[edit]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is government agency responsible for the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunications in Pakistan.[3]

National Telecommunication Corporation[edit]

National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) is a government-based IT and Telecom services provider corporation in Pakistan. NTC provides ICT service to Federal Government, Armed Forces, Defense Projects, Provincial Governments and to all Government Institutions.[4]

Pakistan Software Export Board[edit]

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is an apex Government body mandated to promote Pakistan's IT Industry in local and international markets. PSEB facilitates the IT industry through a series of projects and programs in infrastructure development, human capital development, company capability development, international marketing, strategy and research, and the promotion of innovation and technologies.[5]

Pakistan Computer Bureau[edit]

Special Communication Organization[edit]

SCO is a public sector organization working under Ministry of IT & Telecom, established in 1976 to develop, operate and maintain telecom services in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.[6]

Telecom Foundation[edit]

Main article: Telecom Foundation

Telecom Foundation (TF) is a Trust established for the Welfare of employees of public sector organizations in telecom sector. It achieves its targets through profit generation by setting-up Industrial Ventures and undertaking Commercial and service activities. It has established a number of Limited Companies.[7]

Universal Service Fund[edit]

Universal Service Fund was established by the Government under Companies Ordinance 1984 to spread the benefits of the telecom revolution to all corners of Pakistan. Universal Service Fund promotes the development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas throughout the country. The fund consists of contributions (1.5% of adjusted revenues) by the Telecom Operators with no Government funding involved. Universal Service Fund (USF) has an independent Board of Directors equally balanced between four members from the government and four from the private sector.[8]

Virtual University of Pakistan[edit]

The Virtual University is Pakistan’s first University based completely on modern Information and Communication Technologies, was established by the Government as a public sector and not-for-profit institution.[9]

National ICT R&D Fund[edit]

The National ICT R&D Fund was established in January 2007 by Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom. The purpose behind the establishment of this R&D Fund is to support research and development projects proposed by industry and academia. This R&D fund is contributed in the form of a certain percentage of gross revenue generated by all telecom service providers in Pakistan.[10] [11]

E-Government Project Wing[edit]

E-government directorate is committed to building a robust e-network framework that essentially allows the government to be more responsive in delivering public services to citizens and businesses. [12]

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