Auction of 3G, 4G licenses to boost telecom sector, NA told

Islamabad: The National Assembly was informed Tuesday that auction of 3G and 4G telecom licenses is on the cards to further develop the telecom sector and provide latest mobile facilities to the customers.

Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat Raja Javed Ikhlas told the House that over 120 million people are benefiting from the telecom services in the country and the government wants to further expand reach.

He clarified that telephone towers in the residential areas by mobile phone companies are installed as per the laid down rules and procedures.

Five bills were laid before the House today. These included “The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2014 (Amendment in Article 51),” “The Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill”, “The Disabled Persons Employment and Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2014”, “The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2014 (Amendment in Article 198)” and Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill”.

The Chair referred the bills to the concerned Standing Committees.

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