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Threats abound in Pakistan, amid wide network of Afghan SIMs

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PESHAWAR: Afghan SIMs with roaming facility in Pakistan – particularly in the tribal areas – pose a serious threat to security not only to the public, but also their representatives. Officials of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Home and Tribal Affairs department on Monday cited a recent example of tracing a number that turned out to be […]

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PM gives go-ahead for 3G licensing

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By: AHMAD AHMADANI and USMAN CHEEMA ISLAMABAD: In a bid to tap as much as $1-1.5 billion during the present fiscal year, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given his final approval to the much-awaited auction of the third generation (3G) mobile spectrum licensing. The government has issued 3G policy directives for the next generation spectrum […]

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Illegal SIMs may land ‘owners’ in hot water

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By: USMAN CHEEMA ISLAMABAD: Alarming situation arises for those mobile phone subscribers who have not yet blocked the SIMs registered wrongfully in their names, as soon they might face serious repercussions of their lethargic behaviour in terms of terrorism or different cases registered against them. According to the government policy, if a subscriber does not […]

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PTA ‘ill-equipped’ to trace grey traffic

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LAHORE: As the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) does not have the latest equipment to trace grey traffic, illegal exchanges are causing a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer annually. Apart from financial aspect it has to be checked how many illegal exchanges are being run for militant activities after the Green Town […]

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Restoration of YouTube: LHC assails Google’s lack of response

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has expressed disappointment over lack of response from the administration of IT giant Google with regard to attending proceedings for restoration of its video-sharing website Youtube. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah observed: “Google have not made any effort to inform the court about their inability to join instant proceedings which […]

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