Posts tagged as: PTA

Mobile service shut in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Pakistani authorities Wednesday shut mobile service in Islamabad and Rawalpindi over security concerns hours ahead of the the arrival of Chinese Premier in Pakistan.   Chinese Premier is due in Islamabad on a two-day visit after his official visit to India.   The state-owned Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a formal notification to all cellular […]

After criticism, PM’s House clarifies transfers/postings reports

Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso and his govt has been under fire for weeks over appointments on key position at a time when the govt has just few days to transfer power to the new govt.   Many are surprised at the move by the caretaker set up and the interim law minister […]

Karachiites again face cell phone ban on Malik’s security concerns

The people of Karachi were greeted Friday morning with yet another cell phone suspension over the so-called notion of security concerns after the failure of the law enforcement agencies to check terrorist attacks and activities of criminal gangs.   Cell phones will remain silent until 3 p.m. in the port city of nearly 18 million […]

Pakistan to reopen YouTube after completion of filtration mechanism: PM Ashraf

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said the government would reopen video-sharing website YouTube after completion of work on a filtration mechanism.   The ban was imposed after a video known as “Innocence of Muslims”, which ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad, appeared on YouTube. It was the subject of anti-US protests in Egypt, Libya and Yemen, […]

PTA orders to unblock YouTube

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Saturday directed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and information technology (IT) companies to immediately reopen YouTube, a video sharing website, across the country.   According to media reports, the video sharing website would be reopened within minutes in the country after the PTA direction.   Talking to a private TV channel, […]

Karachi’s abrupt mobile phone service suspension prompts anger

Mobile phone service was again blocked in Karachi on Friday without any prior announcement and giving no reason as to why the country’s commercial center was deprived of the facility.   It is now an easy thing for the government to block mobile service on the strange plea of security concerns that the militants use cell […]

Ufone starts using false tactics to increase its top-ups

One of the leading cellular services of Pakistan which has more than 30 million customers now starts a new way of increasing its top-ups.   It says, “UFone Brings Monthly 24 Hours Unlimited Calls Package Just in 100+Tax. Send SMS To 4814 | Active UFone Monthly Unlimited Calls Offer”.   Now when user top ups […]

PTA abolishes tax on International calls

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday announced to abolish the tax on incoming international telephone calls.   The PTA cancelled the agreement made with LDI operators on September 25. It was according to this agreement that international incoming calls were taxed. PTA officials said the decision was made in light of the court’s order. […]

Prime Minister Ashraf undoes Rehman Malik’s directives about telecom companies

Undoing all directives of Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has dismissed the policy regarding delivery of cellular SIMss via courier services.   This development is completely contradicted with the rules earlier laid down by Rehman Malik. The prime minister held a meeting with mobile phone operators in Islamabad where he directed […]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority directs cellular companies to slash night packages

In what appeared to be a blow for youngsters, 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.   The authority cited views conveyed by some segments of the society as the reasons behind the fresh directive. According […]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority permanently bans mobile number portability

In what appeared to be a severe blow for telecom companies as well as users, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a notification to all mobile phone companies in Pakistan on Wednesday instructing them to immediately halt Mobile Number Portability (MNP) services.   The Ministry of Interior held a meeting, chaired by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, […]

Government to suspend cellular services in major cities on Friday

In order to avoid any untoward incident, mobile phone services will remain suspended in major cities of the country during countrywide protest called by the government against the release of anti-Islam film. However, some media reports claimed that the final decision to suspend cellular services in some sensitive areas will be taken be Interior Minister […]


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