New optical fiber cable operationalised from Khunjrab to Islamabad: Asim Bajwa

By: News Desk      Published: 04:49 PM, 12 Jul, 2020
New optical fiber cable operationalised from Khunjrab to Islamabad: Asim Bajwa

Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPECA) and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Asim Saleem Bajwa Sunday said new optical fiber cable operationalised from Khunjrab to Islamabad as part of ‘digital highway plan’.

In a tweet, Asim Saleem Bajwa said, “New optical fiber cable operationalised from Khunjrab to Islamabad, next phase will be laid from Islamabad to Karachi and Islamabad to Gwadar as part of digital highway plan.”

“Foundation for digital/IT revolution-project being processed in conjunction with China,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention that fiber optical cable projects are part of the CPEC project and one such project is already completed in July 2018. The project covers an area of 820 km and will help improve the telecom and ICT industry of Pakistan, promote tourism and create trading opportunities for northern areas of the country. It will also provide the ICT infrastructure for 3G/4G services in the northern areas and enhance communication security with an alternative fiber route.