The Lahore High Court on Friday issued a notice to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, seeking reply over his recent comments regarding the Panama Papers verdict.
The petitioner said now Abbasi had also started raging against the apex court, in violation of the oath he took when he assumed the office of prime minister.
Meanwhile, addressing an impressive ceremony here for contract signing of broadband for sustainable development projects in Fata and Dera Ismail Khan, Prime Minster Abbasi said e-services are a rapidly evolving field and could provide health, education and business opportunities to the people in remotest areas of the country. We will go forward only if we work. "We will accept the decision people make", he remarked.
PM Abbasi said it is responsibility of the government to provide broadband facility in every nook and cranny of the country. The prime minister said the state is fully conscious of the challenges relating to national security as it is tackling both internal and external problems. This, he said, will help the youth stand on their own feet and also steer the country out of the challenges of extremism. Licenses of 3G and 4G were delayed for five years but after assuming power, we transparently issued licenses.
Chairing a meeting of the cabinet committee on the CPEC, he directed the Board of Investment and other relevant federal government departments to actively engage with provincial governments to ensure timely completion of various corridor-related projects.
Host of the ceremony, Minister for Information Technology (IT) Anusha Rehman reminded that Universal Services Fund (USF) is providing information and communication technology (ICT) training to young girls at government schools in Islamabad through 226 computer labs.
She recalled that in 2013 internet facility was available only in three percent areas.