Cellcos move court against ban on night packages

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The cellular phone operators have challenged the order of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to stop all night call packages in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

According to details, all the operators have jointly submitted the writ petition in the court pleading that there is no telecom law which regulate contents on telephony services.

They said that cellular phone companies have offered many packages to customers, which could not be abandoned as many of them are useful to customers as against the cited reasons of morality concerns.

The further pleaded that the cellular phone companies cant end all packages particularly those which are greatly in the use of customers for positive purposes, an official said. There is no such law in the country that imposes censorship on the conversation of two individuals or callers.

It is to be mentioned here that PTA has recently issued orders to all cellular phone companies to end all night call packages and chat room services with immediate effect as these services are not suitable for social norms and considered immoral in our society.


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