GULMIT: The Director General of Special Communications Organization (SCO) Amir Azim Bajawa visited Gulmit on Wednesday where he announced that SCO will extend its DSL service to Gojal Valley within two weeks.
Mr. Bajwa was invited to Gulmit by the Gulmit Organization for Local Development (GOLD). The offficials of GOLD had requested SCO to start DSL service in the valley.
It is pertinent to mention here that Gojal Valley has remained deprived of Internet service despite the penetration of Internet to every nook and corner of the country. The lack of Internet service has made several segments of the society to suffer, especially students, entrepreneurs, researchers, freelancers, professionals, offices, educational institutions, and businesses like banks.
SCO is a public sector organization working under Ministry of IT (Government of Pakistan), established in 1976 to develop, operate and maintain telecom services in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Over the period of time, SCO has developed massive IT & Telecom infrastructure including laying of over 2500 kilometer Optical Fiber Cable network across the entire length and breadth of the area. SCO is providing telecom services to both public and private sector (general populous) in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan region.