Cellcos, phone users again suffer service suspension

STAFF REPORT LHR: The cell phone users in Pakistan continue to suffer a lot as the government one again suspended mobile phone services in as many as 15 cities including Karachi and Quetta for 11 hours from 1pm to midnight, citing the wellbeing reasons and threats of terrorist attacks. While in Islamabad, the services in sector G9 has been place on closure midnight.Karachi constitutes around 12 per cent of the overall subscribers’ base of 120 million of overall cellular phone companies while

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Farmers suffer as gur prices come down

STAFF REPORT IBD: The ban on supply of gur to Afghanistan despite bumper sugarcane crop and the prolonged cold and dry weather have improved the cane supply situation for sugar mills. However, farmers in Khyber PakhtunKhwa remain adversely affected mainly on the price front.Along with fall in price of sugar, the price of gur has also come down to about Rs 8,000-9,000 this season from Rs16,000-17,000 last year."For the first time during this season cane supply has reached 100 per cent

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