NEELUM- The Army’s Special Communication Organization (SCO) launched 3G mobile service in the remote area of Nagar Karkah in Neelum district of Azad Kashmir on Monday.
The launch ceremony was attended by the Minister for Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs, and Human Rights of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Government, Mian Abdul Wahid, and SCO Sector Commander Colonel Abdul Rashid Khan.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Wahid said that the launch of 3G mobile service in Nagar Karkah is a fulfillment of the long-standing demand of the people of the area. He thanked the SCO for its efforts and assured them of the government’s full cooperation in providing 4G service in the area.
He also said that the provision of 3G mobile service in Nagar Karkah will facilitate communication between the people of the area and the rest of the world. It will also help to boost tourism in the area.
SCO Sector Commander Khan said that the SCO is committed to providing mobile communication services to the people of difficult-to-reach areas of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. He said that the SCO has installed 30 mobile towers in the Neelum district so far.
He also said that the SCO is installing solar systems along with 2G towers in Nagar Karkah and other areas to ensure uninterrupted service.
Vice Chairman of the Union Council Nagar, Neelum, Sajid Aman, local councilor Muhammad Iqbal, and Principal of Government Middle School Karkah Muhammad Shafique also spoke on the occasion. They thanked the SCO and Minister Wahid for the launch of 3G mobile service in Nagar Karkah. They also demanded that the government upgrade Government Middle School Karkah to a high school and establish a girls’ high school in the area.
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The launch ceremony was also attended by Director General of SCO General Omar Muhammad Shah, Officer Commanding Major Faheem, Project Engineer Amir Khan, elected local councilors, journalists, principals, teachers of Government Middle School Karkah, and a large number of people from the area.