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3G and 4G auction by April 23: PTA Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) Chairman, Ismail Shah has informed the Supreme Court that 3G and 4G licenses will be auctioned by April 23. A three-member bench headed by Justice Jawaad Khawaja heard the 3G and 4G auction case on Thursday. During proceedings Justice Khawaja inquired about the auction in which only licensed companies would […]

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SIMs: security concerns

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AS a law-abiding citizen, I checked up using the 668 SMS facility, about the number of SIMs on my name. I was shocked to discover that there were two extra SIMs than the ones I actually have. These extra SIMs had been discontinued and disconnected some five to six years ago by me. I contacted […]

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Pakistan blocks ‘un-Islamic’ gay website

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Internet watchdog has blocked the country’s first website aimed at gay people, saying it was “against Islam”. The queerpk.com site, set up to help members of Pakistan’s homosexual and transgender community socialise and share experiences, was shut down on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority said they had halted access to […]

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Illegal SIMs

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Sir: As expected, the prime minister’s recent announcement to block all ‘unregistered’ cell phone SIMs went completely unheeded. As the vague announcement did not clarify what kind of SIM would be considered unregistered, everyone thought it best to ignore the statement until something more specific was agreed upon. The misuse of SIMs is deeply related […]

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When 3G becomes outdated

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Sir: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the government to ensure the appointment of the chairman and members of Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) within 10 days, and has ordered that the new PTA chief give a schedule for the 3G Spectrum bidding on the next date of hearing. When the world has already moved towards […]

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PTA decision to discontinue packages

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THE Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has created further confusion among those who are already paying heavy taxes on mobile usage. The orders immediately appeared on the web where the statement from the PTA highlighted ‘contrary to moral values of society’. Such actions are justified during martial law, where decisions are imposed on people but in a […]

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YouTube: wanted urgently

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I REQUEST the federal and provincial caretaker governments to kindly lift the ban on YouTube. The entire nation is being deprived of a channel that provides so much information. If the government cannot reach an agreement with Google, in no way should the punishment be awarded to the citizens. It is the responsibility of the […]

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YouTube to remain blocked: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: Months after the initial ban on popular video sharing site, YouTube, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) on Wednesday announced that the government still has no intention of unblocking it. The PTA apprised the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology on Wednesday regarding the status of YouTube, which was banned after the launch of […]

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