A press release by Pakistani mobile operator Warid Telecom has revealed that the cellco is planning to expand its coverage to approximately 250 more cities. No timeframe has been announced for the expansion, but Warid has said it aims to include remote and rural areas, focussing on the Northern Areas (NA), Azzad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Balochistan. Warid’s chief technical officer, Muhammad Irfan, said, ‘Warid Telecom has deployed the best GSM and EDGE network in Pakistan. The Warid Telecom team is continuously working hard to expand its best quality network while maintaining the superiority of its innovative services’. The cellco also stated that it currently offers service in over 414 cities through its GSM network, with EDGE services available in major cities including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad. Warid has reportedly installed over 4,100 base stations across the country, in addition to 42 switching centres.