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PTC introduces telemarketing service

ISLAMABAD, April 18: PTCL has launched telemarketing service by introducing Universal Access Number (UAN). Telemarketing, is picking up fast in Pakistan both in the service as well as product oriented organizations. In the south Asian region value-added service and telemarketing are quite new concepts. The telephone service under the name UAN has now become a […]


PTCL to invest Rs l.2 bn

ISLAMABAD. April 19: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has decided to invest Rs 1.2 billion in four of its subsidiaries. This decision was taken at an extraordinary general meeting of PTCL’ S shareholders Presided over by its chairmen Nasim Mirza here on Monday. The four subsidiaries of PTCL namely Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (PTML), Paknet […]


Muridke police action against, journalists flayed

FEROZEWALA: Journalists community of Sheikhupura has condemned the Muridke police for registering a false case against two city newsmen under 16 MPO. Punjab Union of Press Correspondents, in a meeting, also deplored the police action and declared it an attack on Press freedom. The journalists urged the Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Information to […]


PTCL CLI service in Pindi, Islamabad from 21st

ISLAMABAD, (APP): Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited will formally launch the calling line identification (CLI) service, from April 21, in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Initially the CLI service would be employed in some areas of the twin cities and later the other areas will also be facilitated. The service is aimed at checking obnoxious calls and providing […]


PTV allowed to collect VCR fee

KARACHI, April 16 (PPI): A division bench of the Sindh High Court, dismissed a petition filed by one Jeelani Sadiq who had challenged collection of license fee for VCRs by Pakistan Television (PTV). While announcing the judgment, Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui and Justice Ghulam Rabbani said that PTV can collect VCR license fee because it […]


Caller Line Identity facility urged

QUETTA: The standing committee on telecommunication of Balochistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry met here on April 13, under the chairmanship of Shams-ul-Islam and demanded that Pakistan Tele-communication Company Limited should introduce Caller Line Identification (CLI) system in the province as prevalent in other provinces. It also demanded that the PTCL should give details of […]


Warrants for Dawn newsman’s arrest

18/96 under sections 420, 469, 470, 471 and 505, was registered on the complaint of the superintendent of jail, Afaq Hussain Rizvi after the correspondent’s story, coupled with photographers, dated July 24, 1996 appeared in Dawn. The photographs showed under trail prisoners in bar and cross-bar fetters in their barracks. Mr. Khan had obtained pre-arrest […]


Bailable warrants against newsman

HYDERABAD: Judicial Magistrate-I, Hyderabad, Ms Naseem Akhtar has issued bailable warrants against daily Dawn’s correspondent for Hyderabad, M H Khan, in a case lodged against him by the Hyderabad Central Prison authorities for publishing photos of prison torture. However, court’s bailiff accepted the personal bond of the journalist. “I am releasing you on my surety,” […]


Contempt plea against Ummat: hearing adjourned

KARACHI (PPI): After adjournment of a contempt of court application against Editor daily Ummat, Rafiq Afghan, more than 20 women became infuriated and searched for Arbab Ghulam Rahim, a wadera of Tharparkar area, who filed the defamation suit and contempt of court application against the said editor. Arbab Ghulam Rahim sought direction from the SHC […]


14-year-old launches Internet magazine

DIGRI (PPI): A 14 year old youth hailing from digri is the publisher of an electronic magazine on the Internet, which provides computer, related information. Muzamil Akram a Pakistani youth with the help of an international volunteer group has launched his own electronic magazine ‘exine’ to cater to needs of computer buffs and enthusiasts and […]


PTCL’s mobile service delayed

ISLAMABAD. April 8: Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) has delayed the launching of its own cellular phone service till Jan 2000 owing to technical and administrative reasons. PTCL sources said the decision to delay mobile phone service was taken at a high-level meeting of the Ministry of Communication in which proposal for PTCL’s privatization was also […]


Frontier Publications calls for APNS meeting

PESHAWAR: The Frontier Publications (Pvt) Ltd. has requested the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for convening, within three days, an emergent general body meeting for the purpose of an indepth deliberation of the situation emerging after the arrest of the Editor-in-Chief of Frontier Post, Rehmat Shah Afridi. The Frontier Publications has every reason to feel […]


Telecom authority seeks Y2K compliance

ISLAMABAD (Reuters): Pakistani telecom service providers will face strict penalties if their computer systems are not millennium compliant by the end of September, the industry regulator said. “Appropriate penalties to the non-compliant operators may be imposed which may also lead to the disconnection of the system…… a letter from the authority to the companies said. […]


PTCL plans to invest in its subsidiaries

KARACHI, April 6: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited has proposed to invest Rs l.250 billion in its subsidiaries Pak Telecom Mobile Limited, Paknet Limited, Telephone industries of Pakistan Limited and ICO Pakistan Limited. The PTCL has proposed to invest one billion rupees in Pak Telecom Mobile Limited, Rs 50 million in Paknet Limited, Rs l00 million […]