PTCL has joined hands with Special Communications Organization (SCO) to lay down 600Km long fiber optic cable in federally administered tribal areas (FATA) in the northwest of the nation. A contract signing ceremony to that effect was held at Special Communications Organization Head Quarters, Rawalpindi which was attended by the Director General SCO, Maj Gen Ali Farhan HI (M), President PTCL Dr. Daniel Ritz and senior officials from both organizations.
Government of Pakistan has initiated this project for connecting various remote areas of the region with Optical Fibre Cable in FATA under Universal Services Fund (USF) Program. The SCO and PTCL would jointly undertake this project because of their diversified experience of working in tough conditions. The project would play a significant role in the socio-economic uplift of the region by providing basic telephony and data services to the region.