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1m cell numbers blocked to curb grey trafficking

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in its efforts to eradicate menace of illegal call termination, has identified over one million mobile numbers and subsequently blocked them.PTA regularly identifies mobile SIMs being used in termination of grey traffic in the country. A latest annual report of PTA last week said the Authority remained determined to tackle this issue by introducing a number of important measures over the years.Some of them include Monitoring and…Read More

Radio Pakistan to be available on cell phones

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: All channels of Radio Pakistan would be available on mobile phones by the end of coming June due to hard-work by radio professionals, Secretary Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Syed Irman Gardezi said. Addressing the prize distribution ceremony at Pakistan Broadcasting Academy, he said the merit based induction would give a new lease of life to Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). He advised the new inductees to work hard and…Read More

Online recharge facility starts for cell phone users

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Recharge.pk has launched an online recharge and bill payment facility for mobile phone users whereby customers of Pakistani cellular networks can recharge their accounts instantly. "This service is available for all five cellular networks including Mobilink, Telenor, Zong, Ufone and Warid," a spokesman of Recharge.pk told the media. Mobile phone users can recharge their accounts through www.recharge.pk. After completing payment, the users will receive an e-…Read More

Cell phone operators slam device & SIM sales tax

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Three of Pakistan’s operators have targeted the government’s proposed sales tax on mobile handsets and SIM cards. Mobilink, Telenor and Warid have termed the FBR’s device tax "irrational, illogical, arbitrary and incoherent". They note that it not only goes against the country’s constitution, but would also be highly difficult to implement. Pakistan already taxes the import and supply of mobile handsets, but avoidance of this duty is common…Read More

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IT ministry making efforts to bring cell phone makers to Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Ministry of Information Technology is engaged with international telephone manufacturing companies to establish local manufacturing as well as assembling units in Pakistan through Public Private Partnership (PPP) or otherwise. Local smart phone manufacturing can empower communities and increase employment rate as well as restore investors’ confidence in the country and also help bring valuable foreign direct investment (FDI). However, in order to support…Read More

Cell phone users reach 124.24m: Mobilink tops with 35.67m

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobile phone users in Pakistan crossed the figure of 124.24 million by November this year with Mobilink still leading the operators chart having its total 35.67 million customers. The company had added 2,42,088 new customers to its credit by the end of October this year, reveals the fresh data. The five operators, providing mobile phone services in the country, have added a combined user-base of 1.64 million customers during one month. As per latest…Read More

Cell phone users reach 124.24m: Mobilink

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobile phone users in Pakistan crossed the figure of 124.24 million by November this year with Mobilink still leading the operators chart having its total 35.67 million customers. The company had added 2,42,088 new customers to its credit by the end of October this year, reveals the fresh data. The five operators, providing mobile phone services in the country, have added a combined user-base of 1.64 million customers during one month. As per latest…Read More

Pre-paid cell phone users robbed of Rs40b over WHT

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The pre-paid mobile phone users were robbed of by Rs. 40 billion, when 14 percent withholding tax was automatically deducted from every card recharge they made last year. The Federal Board of Revenue received Rs. 43 billion on account of withholding tax during 2014-15. Only 0.9 million out of 120 million total users deposited tax return claims and got back what they paid in advance. The remaining amount of more than Rs.40 billion was automatically confiscated by the…Read More

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PTA proposes ST on cell phones at import stage

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has recommended the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that sales tax being charged at the time of registration of IMEI numbers by cellular mobile operators may result in multiple taxation on same mobile phone sets. It is learnt that the PTA further recommended that the sales tax should be collected at import stage on verification issued by the PTA. PTA officials in a meeting with the FBR were of the view that the matter is more…Read More

SDGs cell set up at education ministry

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Baligh Ur Rehman on Tuesday made a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cell in the Ministry of Education. Minister of State promised to meet these objectives inside of the given timeframe, while marking the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNICEF as of late, said a news discharge on Tuesday. The Minister suggested Joint Educational Advisor as the head and Deputy Secretary Education as the representative…Read More