Cellcos subscribers entry slows after new SIMs rules

STAFF REPORT IBD: the sales of cellular connections in Pakistan has drastically declined following the new SIM rules are confining cellular companies to sell SIMs via service centres and company owned franchises only.According to latest data issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, five cellular companies could add a total of 143,609 new subscribers in February 2013, down from the average addition of around 1000,000 subscribers per month during past six months.The data shows that the

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Agriculture sector growth slows down

STAFF REPORT IBD -The agriculture sector is widely considered the backbone of the countrys economy. But official data show the growth of this sector has slowed down in recent years, largely due to water related woes. Growth of the countrys agriculture sector slowed down to an average of just 2.7 percent in the first decade of this Century as compared to 4.4 percent in the 1990s and 5.4 percent in the preceding decade, according to the Pakistan Economic Survey 2010-11. Floods make headlines and

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