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Biometric SIM verification system delayed

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has not yet completed the system of biometric SIM verification mainly due to the absence of decision-making officials at the telecom watchdog.The other parties concerned with this new system to be introduced, both the NADRA and the telecom companies are all prepared for this new system to take over.Sources said that the absence of officials has been caused by the internal problems that PTA has been going through one after the other…Read More

Delayed cane crushing hitting farmers hard

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The inordinate delay in cane crushing has left the growers in a quandary. Long queues of tractor trolleys and trucks can be seen outside sugar mills in various districts of Sindh which have started crushing and this process would take too many days to offload the cane at these mills.Growers were expecting that timely cane crushing would relieve them of financial constraints and enable them to sow Rabi crops mainly wheat after harvesting cane. But contrary to their expectations…Read More