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PTA directs mobile companies to discontinue immoral packages

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed mobile companies to discontinue night packages which were considered against the norms of social structure and moral values of the society. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the National Assembly during question hour that a number of complaints had been received against these packages […]

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SC issues notice to AG in mobile companies case – Banning late-night packages

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted an appeal of cellular companies for regular hearing against the dismissal of their petition by Islamabad High Court related to the matter about banning mobile chat services and late-night packages. A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, after admitting the appeal of […]

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Unwanted morality brigade: PTA ban on mobile phone packages

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IT was a move that left many scratching their heads in disbelief in the first place, and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has just made it worse. Last year, the PTA issued a directive to cellular mobile operators that late-night talk and SMS packages offered at cheap rates be curtailed because it was an issue of […]

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SMS and call bundles will not be banned: PTA

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KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommuni­cations Authority (PTA) has never stopped SMS and call Bundle packages of cellular mobile operators (CMOs) as ‘wrongly reported by a section of the press’, the telecom regulatory body clarified on Friday. The federal body responsible for enforcing telecom regulations issued a clarification regarding news reports on PTA’s latest letter (dated August 29) […]

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PTA bans all chat packages on cell phones, day or night

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has instructed all the cellular operators of the country to immediately stop all kinds of chat packages, including voice and SMS, at any time of the day. According to directive No CPD-1(227) 13-PTA, dated August 29 2013 with subject ‘Directive relating to packages offered by CMTOs contrary to moral […]

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No law exists to stop late night mobile packages

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ISLAMABAD: Moralists in Pakistan had long been crying that the night packages offered by the mobile phone companies are “a bad influence” on the society. This week the matter came to a head in the Senate. Angry senators demanded that the government take action to stop the services. But how? Technically, there exists no law […]

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