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  • Telenor Pakistan granted 4G license for $395m

    KARACHI: Norwegian telecom giant Telenor has been awarded a $395 million 4G license, as Pakistan seeks to capitalise on a booming domestic mobile market some two years since broadband Internet arrived in the country...

    In 2014, Pakistan auctioned its first 4G broadband license to China’s Zong for $210 million, along with 3G licenses to Zong, the UAE’s Ufone, and domestic Mobilink...

  • Art fiendPoetic license

    She places herself outside the ‘mainstream’ or current discourse of art in Pakistan, and looks away and outside the parameters of what Raza Rumi describes as ‘liberating art from topical obsessions’ (The Friday Times, Jan, 2015)...

  • Altaf media blackout: Lawyers demand cancellation of Asma Jahangir's license

    LAHORE: Lawyers protesting in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday called for the immediate suspension of the license of rights activist and former Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir for representing the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in a case relating to a media blackout against party chief Altaf Hussain...

    The protesters called for the cancellation of Jahangir's membership of the Pakistan Bar Council and other...

  • Pakistan seeks PTA with Vietnam

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered Vietnam to initiate talks on a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) for boosting bilateral trade volume...

    Pakistan side expressed interest in export of oranges (kinno), mangoes and meat to Vietnam...

  • PTA 'bans' Xiaomi smartphone sales in Pakistan

    KARACHI: The sale of Xiaomi smartphones has been barred in Pakistan, according to a statement posted on the website of an unofficial distributor of the company's products...

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Spokesman Khurram Mehran on Wednesday confirmed the body had banned the sale of Xiaomi handsets in Pakistan saying, "They are not following the country's rules and laws...

  • Pakistan seeks PTA with Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir said on Wed­nesday that Pakistan had proposed to initiate talks on Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Afghanistan...

    A draft of PTA has been shared with Afghanistan through diplomatic channel, and Afghanistan is expected to convey its response this month, he said during the Question Hour in the Senate...

  • Pakistan mulls PTA with UK

    ISLAMABAD: The government considers negotiating a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with the United Kingdom after its exit from the European Union, said Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Wednesday...

    He said Bexit is unlikely to have any major impact on Pakistan’s relations with the UK, EU and its member states...

  • PTA asked for report on child pornography uploaded from Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Child Abuse on Monday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to submit a report on the dark web and if child pornography is uploaded on it from Pakistan...

    During the meeting of the committee, chaired by State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ali Mohammad Khan pointed out that there is no reliable record for the...

  • PTA ‘reluctant’ to give details of blocked SIMs

    LAHORE: As the position of the five telecom operators has remained unchanged after the biometric verification of SIMs, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is ‘reluctant’ to disclose the number of SIMs each of them blocked...

    “Ranking of the mobile companies has not changed and it is the same as was before start of the biometric verification system (BVS) exercise,” the PTA responded to Dawn’s query but it didn’t disclose the...

  • PTA denies blocking siasat.pk website

    pk – a local online forum – that they were forcibly shut down by the government, Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) spokesman Khurram Mehran said “no such action has been taken by the telecommunication regulatory body...

    Pakistan practices extensive internet censorship, the state's regulatory body blocked YouTube in 2012 following the release of a low-budget film disrespectful to Islam...

  • D-8 agrees to implement PTA from July 1

    ISLAMABAD: The Developing Eight (D-8) countries on Wednesday agreed to implement the much-awaited preferential trade agreement (PTA) from July 1, 2016...

    The meeting was attended by delegates from Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh and Egypt...

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