Police starts SMS service to control traffic




STAFF REPORT PESH: The Peshawar traffic police has launched an SMS service in the district to keep the road users informed about availability of different routes during road closures and traffic jam.

The traffic alert system’ will keep roads from getting blocked leading to traffic halt. The road users could now send an SMS to the number provided by the traffic police to get latest information over status on different roads.

Besides, the alert system, the Peshawar police is also

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Peshawar police starts SMS to control traffic


STAFF REPORT PESH: The Peshawar traffic police has launched an SMS service in the district to keep the road users informed about availability of different routes during road closures and traffic jam.

The traffic alert system’ will keep roads from getting blocked leading to traffic halt. The road users could now send an SMS to the number provided by the traffic police to get latest information over status on different roads.

Besides, the alert system, the Peshawar police is also

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Cell phone SMS in 2014 remain 301.7b




STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobile phone users in Pakistan have exchanged a startling 301.7 billion SMS messages during one year (July 2013 to June 2014).
This means the subscribers exchanged around 800 million text messages per day.
A comparison of last two years have showed that total SMS traffic during Fiscal Year 2014 decreased five per cent as compared to what we had in 2013, showing that mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, Line and Facebook are making an impact.
Similarly,

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ECP gets global award for SMS voter information


STAFF REPORT IBD:The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has won two prestigious international awards on introducing the state-of-the-art mobile technology to provide voter list information through SMS service in the 2013 General Elections.

The Global Conference on Electoral Reforms in the 21st Century has recently been held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was attended by representatives of the Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from all corners.

The conference was organised by the

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Mobilink, UNESCO to boost SMS Based Literacy initiative

STAFF REPORT LHR: Mobilink Foundation and UNESCO have signed an agreement to enhance the award winning SMS Based Literacy’ programme in Pakistan.The SMS Based Literacy’ programme uses SMS to impart education to learners across the country. The programme was conceived by UNESCO Islamabad, who started piloting this project with Mobilink in May 2009.As of 2013, this programme will be managed under Mobilink Foundation’s flagship mTaleem’ initiative which aims at providing education to

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Free veterinary mobile SMS service starts

STAFF REPORT LHR: Mobile Free SMS service has been launched in Pakistan with the name of "Vets.alert" for the dissemination of information and creating awareness about the issues relating to veterinary sector.According to details, the service, launched by Farhan Ali, doctor of veterinary Medicine, Bahuaddin Zakariya University Multan, has been started. Hopefully, with the passage of time, the subscriber base would expand. Under this service, one can receive daily new and latest

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PTA asks to stop services of SMS spammers

STAFF REPORT IBD: PTA has decided to take a stern action against those customers/companies using SMS service as a medium of spreading mass text messages either for the sake of publicity or some other intention.These SMS spammers are going to get a service suspension in result of sending bulk text messages, says an official of the telecom authority.Threshold set in this regard is 200 messages in 15 minutes. So any number which is sending identical text messages to 200 users in less than 15

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4.5m persons verified voter record through SMS service

STAFF REPORT IBD: Over 4.5 million citizens have so far verified their records of vote through SMS service launched from March 1 in order to facilitate Pakistani citizens to verify their vote registration and particulars in the voter lists."Mobilink, being the largest mobile phone operator in the country, is leading in terms of checking vote verification through SMS, as around 1.44 million eligible voters have utilized its network," disclosed Deputy Chairman Nadra, Tariq Malik, to the

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Vote verification by SMS starts

STAFF REPORT IBD: The electoral rolls can now be verfied on SMS. The inauguration ceremony of the service took place in ECP secretariat here last."By using this service, the eligible voters would be able to send Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number on 8300 and in response, the voter would get the voting details like CNIC No., Electoral Area name, Block Code, Tehsil/District and Serial Number," an official of the Election Commission said while giving details of the service.

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Mobilink Gmail free SMS service starts

STAFF REPORT IBD: Google has entered a partnership with Mobilink to offer its Gmail users an ability to send free text messages to any Mobilink number from their Gmail accounts or through Google chat. Gmail offers this facility for limited operators throughout the world, and Mobilink is the first operator it has collaborated with in Pakistan.With this service the Mobilink subscribers can also reply back to SMS messages sent from Google chat, which will appear on Gmail user’s Gmail interface.

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Nadra rolls out SMS service for voter verification

STAFF REPORT IBD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has developed an SMS service application to leading towards free and fair elections in the country. This new service which will allow the voters to verify their vote registration and particulars in the voters lists, says a press release issued by the NADRA.To avail the service, the potential voter will send his/her CNIC number to a certain code provided after which he/she will receive a message in Urdu which will confirm

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