STAFF REPORT IBD: Playing its part as Pakistans leading and national telecommunication carrier, PTCL has extended its full support for the preparation of upcoming elections in the country. In this regard, the PTCL has successfully connected 535 election offices of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) using the flagship voice and broadband range of services including wireline and wireless broadband. Some remote sites have also been connected via VSAT technology, says a press release issued here.

Presently, over 500 central, district and regional offices of Returning Officers (ROs) of ECP are being connected through PTCL network and additional locations will also be connected shortly. It is a unique capability of PTCL to bring forth Telecom Systems Integration to render services for customer like ECP with a demand for the widest possible national coverage.

The state-of-the-art connectivity has been provided to ECP and UNDP office bearers across the country. It will enable ECP and UNDP offices in all parts of the country to transmit data whilst remaining connected with ECP Headquarters in Islamabad.

This is a significant step for ensuring timely delivery of information which in turn helps to render transparency in the election process.

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