ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 13th Mar, 2017 ) : Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) with the support of Wateen Telecom Monday inaugurated first Free WiFi villages of Tharparkar, Sindh which aimed at empowering people through access to information. The inauguration was performed by SECMC Chief Executive Officer, Shamsudin Shaikh and Television Celebrity and Filmmaker Reham Khan during a ceremony held here in village Senhri Dars of Taulka Islamkot, Tharparkar, a press released said.
Speaking on this occasion, Shaikh said in the first phase, two villages, namely Tharyo Halepoto and Senhri Dars had been provided with the Free WiFi facility at the speed of 3MB. In the second phase, he added, all the schools of Thar Coal Block II would be provided Free WiFi, he said. "We want to take children of our host communities into the 21st century at par with children of urban centers of the country," Shaikh added. He said work was in progress to make entire Thar Block II as Free WiFi block in the upcoming phase and ground work was being prepared in this regard.
"We are already implementing a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility plan for provision of quality education, state-of-the-art health facilities and clean drinking water facilities to the host communities with around population of 10,000 inhabitants," he said. He added provision of scholarship to deserving students and Thari Trainee Engineers programme was also underway for Thar Coal Block II residents. Reham Khan said, "Internet has become necessity of life and provision of the same free of cost to the socio-economically downtrodden people of Tharparkar was a noble cause." She was of the view that internet facility would empower them with information and education. Resultantly, they would be standing at par with fellow countrymen of urban centers.