Darkness in Pakistan: 15% people still do not have mobile and internet service

According to a TribunePK report, since 2006-2007, the Universal Service Fund (USF) has spent approximately 93 billion Pakistani rupees on expansion in the region.

Despite this, about 15 percent of the country's population is living without mobile and internet.

It has been told in the report that many areas of Pakistan's Balochistan and some areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) do not yet have basic telephone and mobile broadband connections.

Pakistan had established the Universal Service Fund in the year 2007. Every telecom company of Pakistan has been giving 1.5 percent of its earnings in this.

This money is used for the expansion of cellular, broadband internet, fiber optic and other communication services in the country.

When the fund was established, only 44 per cent of Pakistan's telecom services were available. Even after so many years, 15 percent of Pakistan's population is spending days without 'network'.

It has been said in the report that many areas of Balochistan of Pakistan have not been able to access telecom services till date. This area has always been a victim of neglect.

The people of Balochistan have been raising the demand for a separate country. The report also quoted USF officials. It is said that USF has to face problems like rough terrain, low population, bad weather, lack of electricity.

It has been said that due to this, telecom services could not reach all the areas. On one hand, 5G mobile network has been launched in India, while only 4G network is running in Pakistan.