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Telco looks to expand 4G coverage and enhance customer experience; full spectrum fee paid to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

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article image Jazz, Pakistan’s number one digital company, has been awarded the 4G spectrum by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The company has paid 100% as the base price for the spectrum fee, which amounts to USD 295 million and an additional 10% in taxes to start its work on expanding the existing 4G coverage in Pakistan. “This […]…Read More

Food authority to be set up soon

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article image KARACHI: An empowered Halal Food Authority is being set up in the country to prevent products prepared with haram (forbidden) ingredients, informed the Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain. He was talking to media during his visit to the Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) Complex here Monday. The Minister further pointed out that the present government was seriously endeavoring for the provision of quality food items to the people. He…Read More

Pak Halal authority to start working in two months

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Halal Authority will start functioning within the next two months following the recent passage of a bill by the National Assembly about the establishment of the authority. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain said this while speaking at the International Conference on Halal Foods, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics. The event was jointly organised by the PCSIR in collaboration with the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of…Read More

Senate body approves Halal Authority Bill

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology has approved the Pakistan Halal Authority Bill for regulation of all imports and exports in Halal articles and processes. The parliamentary panel was told that Pakistan wanted to establish its own accreditation system for Halal foods instead of relying on the WTO and its recommendations. "Pakistan, along with other Muslim countries, is against it," said Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC…Read More

NA passes bill to set up Pak Halal Authority

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly has passed a bill to establish the Pakistan Halal Authority. This authority would help promote Halal food products trade and capture Pakistan’s share in the trillions of dollars international Halal food business. The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill envisions purposes of imports and exports with foreign countries and inter-provincial trade and commerce in all such articles and processes, which are described or represented as being Halal. The…Read More

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PTA imparted training to Afghan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) collaborated with International Telecom Union (ITU) to organize a training workshop for Afghan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA) and Ministry of Communication, Afghanistan. The training workshop focused on regulatory issues. The training workshop included lectures, presentations on regulation regime from PTA as well as from representatives of telecommunication network operators i.e. Telenor, Mobilink etc.…Read More

PTA imparted training to Afghan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) collaborated with International Telecom Union (ITU) to organize a training workshop for Afghan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA) and Ministry of Communication, Afghanistan. The training workshop focused on regulatory issues. The training workshop included lectures, presentations on regulation regime from PTA as well as from representatives of telecommunication network operators i.e. Telenor, Mobilink etc. Chairman…Read More

PAKISTAN HALAL AUTHORITY TO BE ESTABLISHED SOON, SAYS RANA TANVEER HUSSAIN

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article image Staff Report ISD: Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, said that a draft bill to establish Pakistan Halal Authority will be moved in the Parliament soon. He was addressing to the 'D-8 Experts Group Meeting on Halal Sector Development' held at Islamabad, the proposed Authority will be responsible to promote imports and exports, improve domestic and foreign trade in Halal articles and processes. Rana Tanveer Hussain said that non-muslim countries are also…Read More

Law being made to set up Pakistan Halal Authority

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of Science and Technology has drafted a Bill to establish Pakistan Halal Authority at federal level to promote trade and commerce in Halal articles and processes. The Bill prepared in consultation with stakeholders would ensure implementation of uniform Halal standards. The sources said currently the recognized forum for Halal accreditation and development of harmonized Halal standards is OIC Standards Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries. Highlighting…Read More