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Consumers allowed sell power to distributing companies

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The consumers can sell extra electricity to the power distribution companies at off peak rates which they could generate easily through the solar and wind systems during day hours. Instead of staying just as consumers, the clients of power distribution companies have been provided a modern facility of selling the extra electricity. Following successful models of several western and eastern countries, the government ultimately introduced this technology to facilitate…Read More

Consumers enabled to sell electricity units

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The electricity consumers having surplus power from solar panels or wind systems will be able to sell electricity to distribution companies. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) approved the Net Metering Regulation, 2015. NEPRA sources said while commenting on the decision, "Net metering regime will enable customers with a three-phase electricity connection to get monetary benefits by offsetting at least a part of their power bills by…Read More

Consumers can sell electricity units now

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The electricity consumers having surplus power from solar panels or wind systems will be able to sell electricity to distribution companies. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) approved the Net Metering Regulation, 2015. NEPRA sources said while commenting on the decision, "Net metering regime will enable customers with a three-phase electricity connection to get monetary benefits by offsetting at least a part of their power bills by generating…Read More

Consumers taking benefit of 3G, 4G offerings

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Telecom operators in country said over 9.07 million 3G users till January 2015 showed a reasonable growth in modern mobile broadband services with each passing month. The operators said that there are around 49,100 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) subscribers to their network till January 2015. PTA in its latest updates has revealed all four 3G operators added some 3.3 million users on to their networks during January 2015 with Telenor leading the charts added…Read More

Telenor chief asks consumers for SIMs BVM verification

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The telecom sector is closely working with the law enforcement agencies on national security and trying hard to complete the re-verification of cellular SIMs in the best way possible. "The citizens should fulfill their civic duty by getting their SIMs verified as early as they can," Telenor Pakistan CEO Michael Patrick Foley said in a media roundtable. He stressed the importance of national security, adding everybody should play their part to end terrorism…Read More

E-commerce gateway to boost consumers confidence

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The e-commerce gateway is need of the hour and its establishment will further boost consumers’ confidence, said Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom­munications Anusha Rahman.Chairing an inter-ministerial committee meeting here recently, the minister said that e-commerce markets were thriving globally, "in 2013 this industry had grown rapidly to $1,250 billion." She said that the local e-commerce industry needed secure mechanism for…Read More

Fresh gas tariff hike amid consumers woes

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article image WITH THE advent of the winter the government has enforced a fresh gas tariff hike. This is the second price hike this winter. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) maintained that the latest hike was a part the government’s effort to enhance the profitability of exploring and marketing companies. The CNG price has also been increased. The Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP) has expressed its reservations about the newly introduced weekly based pricing mechanism on the grounds…Read More

Fresh gas tariff hike amid consumers’ woes

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article image By Asif MasoodAS WINTER is knocking at the door, the government has enforced a fresh gas tariff hike. This is the second price hike within a period of one month. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has maintained that the latest hike is a part government's effort to enhance the profitability of exploring and marketing companies. The CNG price has been increased by Rs 1.59/- the new price is Rs 99.28/- kg, just touching the magic figure.The Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP)…Read More

PTA prints tariff guide for consumers

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The PTA has published a tariff awareness guide for telecom consumers.The Guide said that the authority has remained firm in directing telecom companies for providing accurate information to consumers regarding tariffs and to avoid misleading advertisements, however, in an effort acquire further customers telecom companies kept complicating the tariff plans.The telecom authority says that this awareness guide is aimed at providing  retail  customers, essential information for…Read More

EVO gets Consumers Choice Award

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The PTCL has won the Best Consumer Choice Award 2010 for its product "EVO" that is the fastest wireless broadband service with the widest coverage in over 100 cities of the Pakistan.The consumers have chosen EVO as a world class and exclusive device as a recipient of Cthe onsumers Choice Award in the category of Best Wireless Broadband.Federal Minister Makhdoom Amin Faheem presented the shield to SEVP South Abdullah Youseff at a ceremony held here last week.The PTCL…Read More