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Telecom giants: Subscribers rise to 121.6 million

KARACHI: The number of mobile cellular subscribers in Pakistan surpassed 121.6 million at the end of October 2012, according to latest statistics released by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Mobilink maintained the top position with 36.389 million subscribers at the end of October, adding 314,782 subscriptions for the month. Telenor, the second largest operator in […]

NADRA sends voters’ lists to Karachi for verification

ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) managed to send 80 bundles (50,000-kilogram) of the reprinted voter lists from Islamabad to Karachi on Tuesday by a PIA plane, after a private courier service plane was denied landing at the Islamabad airport due to fog. The secretaries of the Cabinet Division and the ministry of […]

Passport office opens in Dir

UPPER DIR: MNA Najmuddin Khan claims to have provided jobs to 5,000 people and Benazir Income Support Programme cards to 63,000 needy women in Upper Dir district during five years of the PPP-led government. He was speaking after inaugurating a passport office in Dir on Monday. He said establishment of the passport office was a […]

New IT-based projects to be introduced under IPO Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan and member National Assembly Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi has said that new IT based projects will be introduced in IPO Pakistan to facilitate and update the status of applications, which had been filed for registration of IP rights. He stated this while presiding a meeting of IP […]

More cellular service blackouts

By Danish The authorities have made a regular habit of shutting down all cellular phone services whenever a major event or holiday comes up in the country. It is mighty inconvenient to have to bear this so often. We are completely cut off from loved ones and friends, we cannot make plans on how to […]

Passports, ID cards issuance in South Waziristan Agency tied to polio vaccination

WANA: The authorities in South Waziristan Agency on Tuesday linked the issuance of the computerized national identity cards, passports and domicile certificates to the immunisation of children against polio. Talking to reporters, South Waziristan’s Political Agent Shahidullah Khan said the parents who were unwilling to get their kids immunised against the crippling disease would not […]

Finance Ministry cautions Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on 3G auction

By: Usman Manzoor Islamabad: The Finance Ministry has also barred Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) from violating Public Procurement Rules in hiring consultants for auction of one to two billion dollars 3G Spectrum clearly mentioning that “no deviation from the rules may be allowed or tolerated under any circumstances”, documents reveal. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) […]

Hidden hand wants to ‘sabotage’ 3G auction

By: Zulqernain Tahir LAHORE: Information technology ministry sees a ‘hidden hand’ that wants to sabotage the process of the much-awaited auction of 3rd Generation Spectrum (3G) licences and fears it may further be delayed if the prime minister fails to intervene in the matter. The ministry has also informed Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf about […]