PTA cancels 59.6m PTCL phone numbers
By: Zubair Kasuri
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has cancelled 59.6 million numbers allocated to PTCL. PTA in December 2010 had cancelled more than 53 million telephone of PTCL and in January 2011, it had blocked 7 million telephone numbers.
PTA said that all the numbers that were requested for cancellation have been cancelled.It is unclear so far if PTCL will have to pay the charges for allocated numbers that remained allotted to it for 18 months, even after the company had requested the authority to cancel them.
When contacted a PTCL spokesperson said the company will not pay the charges and may go to court if needed. Before cancellation of these 60 million numbers, according to estimates, PTA had allotted around 80 million land line and wireless numbers to PTCL.