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3G to raise Rs260b in taxes, create new jobs, says PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the introduction of the 3G and 4G technology would generate Rs260 billion in taxes every year along with new jobs. Its licence auction also helped the government raise over $1.1 billion. The prime minister was speaking at a ceremony held to award spectrum licences to successful […]

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PM assures of transparent 3G licence auction

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the 3G licence would be open for all the national and international competitors and it would be awarded transparently. “We expect that the international bidders will also compete in the 3G licence,” he said, talking to a three-member delegation from the telecom industry. The prime minister hoped […]

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Pakistan plans 3G licence auction by March

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KARACHI: Pakistan is planning to hold its long-delayed auction of 3G telecommunications licences by March, hoping to raise $2 billion with the sale, the government said Friday. A statement said the decision was taken at a meeting of the Spectrum Auction License Committee, chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad. “Pakistan expects to earn […]

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Govt decides to launch 3G & 4G spectrum in one go

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to compete with other regional countries in the field of technology and to compensate the inordinate delay in auction of 3G license in the country, the government has decided to launch 3G and 4G spectrum in one go, it is learnt. India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have already launched 3G services; and […]

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The 3G test

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Earlier last month, the Supreme Court directed the government to put in place the necessary institutional arrangements at the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, in particular hiring of the three members central to the governance of this regulatory body, so that the long awaited 3G spectrum and licence auction could be expedited. In compliance a number of […]

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SC decries delay in 3G licence auction

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to complete the process of appointing the chairman and three members of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in 10 days after processing the 165 applications received for the posts. The telecommunication sector is running virtually without a regulator as the post of its chairman has been vacant […]

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