Thursday, February 03, 2005

According to this source: "Security clearance has been given for the direct India-Pak fibre link between Amritsar and Lahore.

The Daily Times quoted the Pakistani Information Technology and Telecommunications minister Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari as saying that security clarance was needed for the formal approval of the project. He said that talks with India regarding the project is already going on and the link is likely to be set up soon.

Earlier, Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited had been given the contract to prepare the feasibility report on the proposed fibre link. The project would be operational within six months and would cost between 150 million to 200 million rupees, to be shared equally by the two sides.

Experts believe that this proposed low-investment fibre link will strengthen the IT and telecom industry infrastructure and internet services in both India and Pakistan. (ANI) "

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