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Govt urged to review Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill

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QUETTA: The Balochistan-Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan (iPOP) and a coalition of digital rights organisations, technology companies and IT security experts have urged the government to review the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015, which has been adopted by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on IT and Telecom. Arzak Khan, the head of iPOP, said on […]

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Zong not interested in buying Warid

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By: Abrar Hamza KARACHI: The China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) or Zong is not interested in purchasing one of the Pakistan’s telecom giants Warid Telecom as the company is preparing to get 3G and Long Distance International (LDI) licences, it was learnt from internal sources on Wednesday. In a bit to quash the raging rumours that […]

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‘Telecom business environment evolving at a fast pace’

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By: Hina Mahgul Rind KARACHI: The telecommunications business environment in Pakistan is evolving at a fast pace, creating the need for new and innovative business models. Service providers are facing significant business challenges on various fronts, increased competition locally and globally, erosion of customers loyalty due to commoditisation of services and decreasing margins for traditional […]

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AFTER the Lahore High Court’s decision for reverting the new tax levied on long-distance calls from overseas, when should all overseas Pakistanis expect to have a notice coming out from the PTA to all overseas operators of long distance call providers to decrease the rates for Pakistan back to the Oct 1, 2012, level? I […]

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PTA’s long distance saga

AFTER the Lahore High Court’s decision for reverting the new tax levied on long-distance calls from overseas, when should all overseas Pakistanis expect to have a notice coming out from the PTA to all overseas operators of long distance call providers to decrease the rates for Pakistan back to the Oct 1, 2012, level? I […]

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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 […]

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Free proxy websites render YouTube ban ineffective

By: ANWAR KHAN A number of freely available proxy websites and software applications on internet have largely made the government’s ban on YouTube ineffective. Whether the government lifts the restriction or continues it further, the users will however feel no difference because of the available unblocking methods, telecom professionals said. The globally popular video sharing […]

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