ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 19th Augst,2016) : Universal Service Fund (USF) has approved new rural telephony and e-services projects for Sibi, Loralai, Killa Saifullah and Barkhan districts. An official of Ministry of IT said that decisions had been taken in the recent held board of Directors meeting. He said the meeting had also approved a subsidy of Rs. 3,195 million to benefit an un-served population of around 500,000 covering 505 unserved Mauzas and an unserved area of 23,617 sq kms.
He said to established labs in 12 Bait-ul-mal Sweet Homes orphanages for facilitating underprivileged children had also approved. Considering women and young girls a very important segment of the society, another special project to use ICTs to empower young girls was approved in the meeting. Computer programming ICT skills to be imparted to young girls in unserved areas for which Computer Labs will be established in the Women Empowerment Centers run by the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal. The training content will be prepared in collaboration with the Virtual University.