Ministry of Environment has extended the deadline for cellular companies to shift their cell towers to solar energy until further orders.

Earlier, Punjab Government had ordered all cellular companies to shift their towers to solar energy before June 30th, 2010 to avoid electricity disconnections.

In a press advertisement today, Ministry of Environment has said that Government of Pakistan has extended the deadline for shifting cell phone towers to solar energy until further orders. At the same time it said that cellular companies must start shifting their towers to solar energy under Corporate Social Responsibility.

Cellular companies had sought intervention from Federal Government to over ride Punjab Government’s deadline.

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