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LHC directs PTA to probe into illegal SIM issuance matter

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article image Staff Report ISB: Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been directed by the honorable Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the fraudulent practice of issuance of SIM cards in the name of person who does not consent it. Waheed Shahzad, a tax lawyer by profession had earlier taken the matter of illegal SIM Issuance on his CNIC to the LHC. Waheed Shahzad stated in his petition "In response to news published in various newspapers regarding illegal and…Read More

LHC directs PTA to probe into illegal SIM issuance matter

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article image Staff Report ISD: Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been directed by the honorable Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the fraudulent practice of issuance of SIM cards in the name of person who does not consent it. Waheed Shahzad, a tax lawyer by profession had earlier taken the matter of illegal SIM Issuance on his CNIC to the LHC. Waheed Shahzad stated in his petition "In response to news published in various newspapers regarding illegal and unauthorised SIM…Read More

Put price Tag on Research Results, Secretary MoST Directs Scientists

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article image Staff Report ISD: Motivation is the basic element to accomplish any task; without financial resources and with motivation one can do miracles, said Kamran Ali Qureshi, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). He was addressing a Certificate Award Ceremony held at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) as chief guest. The function was held to award certificates and shields to the officers and staff of MoST and its associated departments for preparation of thefloatwhich…Read More

PTA directs cellular companies to shut immoral night packages

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed the mobile companies to discontinue night packages which are considered against the norms of social structure and moral values of the society. "The issue of foreign SIMs has been referred to the provincial governments and the Ministry of Interior is also considering taking measures against them," said Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad informing the National Assembly during…Read More

Court directs for speedy auction of 3G licences

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STAFF REPORT IBD: A petition for earliest auction of third-generation telecom licenses (3G, 4G, LTE) has been accepted by Supreme Court of Pakistan for hearing and issued notices to respondents for filing para-wise comments within 10 days.A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising other two judges Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the petition filed by Khurram Shahzad.The petitioner made Federation of…Read More

FCC directs to suspend payments to Pak LDCs

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MONITORING REPORT IBD: The Federal Communications Commission, the regulatory body in US, has directed all US telecommunications service providers to freeze payments to Pakistani long-distance carriers for termination services in excess of two cents per minute. Such rates prior to October 1, 2012, had been based on cost, averaging $0.02 per minute, but the Pakistani carriers had decided to raise the rate to $0.088 per minute following the creation of a new "International Clearing…Read More

PTA directs cellcos to slash night packages

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed the mobile companies to slash their night calling packages as these are proving to be a cause of social nuisance across the country.PTA Chairman Farooq Awan is of the view that these packages were causing social degeneration; that is why we have announced to deprive the consumers of this facility, adding that this facility had been announced for better communication but majority of people started using it negatively…Read More

PTA directs cellcos to ban MNP facility

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued a directive to all cellular companies directing them to impose a permanent halt on Mobile Number Portability (MNP) services across the country.The directive from PTA says that on the direction of Ministry of Interior a ban has been imposed on MNP, effective immediately and will remain effective till further notice. The ban has been imposed following a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, which advised to…Read More

NA body directs MoITT to submit report on NTC

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STAFF REPORT IBD: National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT) directed the IT Ministry to submit an inquiry report on the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) project within 15 days, which is causing a huge loss to the national exchequer.The meeting, chaired Barjees Tahir, discussed the NTC Project for Establishment of Optical Fibre based transmission link between Keti Bandar to Jiwani along costal highways.The committee expressed serious annoyance over the…Read More

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PTA directs telecos to stop prize schemes

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed all telecom operators to immediately stop all prize schemes, even if they are legitimate, or they will have to face a legal action from the authority in accordance with the law.In a letter from PTA to all telecom service providers dated May 28, 2012, the authority said that it regularly receives complaints from customers regarding the Inami schemes that various telecom companies have been offering to their customers.…Read More