8.5 million callers hit at NTC-facilitated PM interaction

Islamabad: In order to facilitate PM’s initiative “ AAP KA WAZIR E AZAM AAP KAY SAATH” (‘ (Your prime minister is with you) to directly talk to the people, National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) for the second time provided a state of the art telecom platform through master number 051-9224900.

In total 14 lines are extended from two different MSAGs ( 6 for incoming , 7 for outgoing and 1 hotline). A CIR connection also made available.

More than 8.5 million incoming call hit during the session. All North teams of data, switching and transmission remained on duty.

NTC, being the only official ICT service provider of the Government of Pakistan, will continue to provide state of the art ICT/ Telecom services to the Government of Pakistan,said Managing Director NTC Brig (R) Viqar Rashid Khan.

NTC is one of the few Government organizations which has recovered from a loss making entity to a profitable one. It has earned a profit of Rs.578 Million in last FY 2019-20 especially during COVID-19 Pandemic without any allotment of funds.

In the last few years, NTC made remarkable progress in the ICT sector, expansion in exchanges @225 %, expansion of network to new cities @50 % all over Pakistan, Broadband growth @115 %,Establishment of NDC in 5 months and establishment of Disaster Recover Centre (DRC).

It may be mentioned here that the NTC has also managed to complete 100 percent Annual Development Plan (ADP) during financial year 2019-20, which is a record in the public sector.