Just after the successful launch of mobile phone services in South Waziristan last week, AWAL Telecom has sped up its operations to launch communication services in North Waziristan — a war-weary region with geographic importance in Pakistan.
For this project, AWAL Telecom has partnered with Ufone to provide mobile phone services in Mir Ali and Miran Shah — the largest cities of North Waziristan Agency of FATA- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The initiation of telecommunication infrastructure and services to the people of North Waziristan Agency FATA-KP will certainly restore the faith of populace in the stabilized, secured and digitally connected North Waziristan.
As indicated by an AWAL’s spokesperson, the company aims to extend these services to other tehsils of North Waziristan including Dattakhel, Dossali, Gharyom, Razmak, Ghulam Khan and Shawaal by the end of this year.
AWAL Telecom and Ufone held a collaborative inauguration ceremony for the initiation of this new project in KP. The Chief Minister of KP – Mahmood Khan inaugurated the launch ceremony, along with the Federal Minister of Communication and Postal Services-Murad Saeed. Other honorable guests who attended the ceremony included KP’s Finance Minister – Taimur Khan Jhagra, Advisor to Chief Minister KP – Ajmal Wazir, Special Assistant to Prime Minister – Iftikhar Durrani and various other Federal and Provincial representatives.
Akbar Shaukat, Chief Executive of AWAL Telecom while discussing the importance of telecom infrastructure stated;
“The Tower Co. business is not only about the establishment of a tower but it entails the development of an entire ecosystem of the area raising the awareness of benefits of connectivity, winning the trust of the local masses, engaging the local people directly or indirectly with the platform. AWAL Telecom as a tower company has pioneered in developing a complete telecommunication ecosystem in Waziristan contributing effectively towards the ongoing Development and Rehabilitation efforts in the area”.
It is preeminent to note here that North Waziristan has seen such a large mix of crowds from political leadership, provincial administration, tribal leadership, and local communities for the first time in the history of the mobile services launch event of AWAL Telecom and Ufone.