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PTCL invested $83 million to enhance Ufone network capacity

ISLAMABAD .Jan 08: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has invested US$ 83 million to enhance network capacity of Ufone and one million more connection will be provided to customers by June this year, said Chairman PTCL, Akhtar Ahmad Bajwa. Talking to APP here on Wednesday, Bajwa said at present Ufone has 0.6 million connections capacity […]


Regulatory body for IT institutions soon

PESHAWAR,Jan.7:Provincial Minister for Science, Technology and Information Technology Hussain Ahmed Kanju has said that the MMA government has planned to set up a regulatory authority for regulating the business of public and private STIT-related institu-tions in the Province besides keeping check on their syllabus, standard and fee structure adding that establishment of a joint STIT […]


Journalist dies

HYDERABAD,Jan.5:Chief Editor of local daily Haji Ghulam Muhammed Memon, breathed his last after a prolonged illness at Ziauddin Hospital Karachi on Sunday morning. He was 76. According to the family sources, late Haji Ghulam Muhammed Memon was ill for the last 10 years.He will be laid to rest at Tando Jam Graveyard on Monday morning. […]


Radio Pakistan to broadcast live Saarc summit

ISLAMABAD:Jan 4:Radio Pakistan has chalked out a coverage plan for die Saarc summit 2004.There will be a day long transi.nission on January 3, from 6.00 a.m. to 1 1.00 p.m. which will include news, live coverage of arrival of Heads of Saarc countries, music of Saarc countries, introduces of Saarc countries, skits ,feature , views, […]


A.A. Brohi, Allama Qasmi remembered

KARACHI, Jan 1: The services rendered by Ali Ahmed Brohi and Allama Ghulam Mustafa Qasmi for literature, history and journalism would always be remembered. The Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University, Prof Zafar Said Saify, said this while speaking as chief guest at a memorial reference held at a local hotel, says a statement on Thursday. The […]


Pearl hunt shifts to key accomplice

KARACHI- After seizing the mastermind of the kidnapping of US reporter Daniel Pearl, investigators said on Friday their focus had shifted to finding a key accomplice who they say actually carried out the abduction. While they suspect British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh of planning and financing Pearl’s kidnap, they said a second man, using the […]


Pakistan Television to start political discussion programme

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Television has planned to launch, by the end of this month, a political programme, “Mukalma”, in which political leaders of all parties will be invited to express their views on future political setup. This was stated by federal secretary for information and media development, Syed Anwar Mehmud, talking to newsmen at the conclusion […]


Channels barred from airing shows regarding CJ issue

ISLAMABAD, June 2: Enraged by media coverage of the ongoing judicial crisis, the government on Saturday stopped satellite TV channels from telecasting programmes, including live talk shows and discussions, on the issue of the presidential reference against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority sent a carefully-drafted letter to the managements […]