Posts tagged as: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

Mobile Phone Service Suspended in Islamabad Red Zone

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has asked the mobile companies to suspend the phone services in the Islamabad Red Zone Area after receiving instructions from the Interior Ministry. The suspension of mobile phone services will remain in effect until further notice. Security threats on August 14 is cited as the reason for shutting down the cell […]

Rs300-1000 Sales tax levied on mobile phone sets

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Federal Board of Revenue has levied sales tax of Rs300 to Rs1000 on mobile phone sets. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has opposed imposing the sales tax on mobile phone sets. Federal Board of Revenue has also imposed Rs250 on the sale of each SIM card. Federal Board of Revenue imposed the new sales tax on the […]

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, […]

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. […]

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, […]

Hello… … I am Imran Khan from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Hello… … I am Imran Khan from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf “Assalam-o-Alaikum, This is Imran Khan speaking. How are you? I am coming to your city to bring everyone together on December 25 at Mazar-e-Quaid for a peace rally. I hope that you can break all the shackles and take part because at this rally we need […]

PTA Chairman found sending abusive texts to employee, case pending

Dr. Mohammed Yaseen, who proposed the 1500 list of words to be banned, was found having sent a number of texts with extremely obscene language. It seems that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, have another controversy on their hands as Dr. Muhammad Yaseen, the Chairman of PTA, finds himself in the spotlight for all the wrong […]

PTA orders mobile companies to ban rude and obscene text messages

PTA orders mobile companies to ban rude and obscene text messages Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has sent a letter to the cell phone companies, operating within the country, ordering them to block all text messages that contain obscenities, rudeness and vulgarity. The purpose behind this attempt is to block spam messages. PTA has refused to […]

Pakistan delays ban on indecent text messages

Pakistan delays ban on indecent text messages Telecommunication companies in Pakistan have denied direction of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block indecent text messages. Recently, PTA gave the list of almost 1,700 words to all mobile operating companies, directing them to ban all text messages that include any of these words in English or Urdu. […]

PTCL fined Rs. 82 million by PTA

PTCL fined Rs. 82 million by PTA Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has been heavily fined with Rs. 82.496 million by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for unauthorised use of extra radio frequency spectrum. PTCL was send a notice from PTA, ordering the company to pay the fine for unauthorised usage of frequency spectrum within […]


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