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  • Cellular firm fined for blocking SIM

    LAHORE: A civil court has directed a cellular company to pay Rs1 million as damages to a consumer for blocking his SIM (subscriber identity module) without any prior intimation...

    Advocate Syed Faridul Haq Chishti, a former finance secretary of Lahore Bar Association, had filed a suit for damages against U-fone for causing him a huge financial loss and mental agony by blocking his SIM abruptly in 2014 when he was in Dubai...

  • Cellular firms complete SIM verification process

    These included SIMs which had been issued against a single computerised national identity card and which had been in continuous use for at least two years...

    Meanwhile, after completion of the long-awaited and vital process, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been directed to carry out a third party audit of the exercise to verify its authenticity...

  • Government-cellular companies at impasse over five SIM limit, SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told that a series of meetings between the telecom regulator, cellular companies and security agencies cut no ice over the issue of removing the maximum limit ban of five SIM cards per individual...

    A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had taken up a petition moved by a China Mobile/Zong, seeking directions for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to...

  • Pakistan’s wild-card entrants announced for Rio Games

    ISLAMABAD: Two London-based swimmers Lianna Swan and Harris Bandey apart from five other athletes will represent Pakistan in the Rio Games...

    The two swimmers, as per the Pakistan Swimming Federation (PSF), have been selected purely on merit with their performance in the 16th World Championship held in Kazan, Russia, which was also an Olympic qualification round, being in the spotlight for their selection...

  • Pakistan among top 10 economies in terms of its internet users

    ISLAMABAD: Nearly 16 million Pakistanis went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015, accounting for half the number of the overall internet users in the country, according to a UN report released on Tuesday...

    This made Pakistan one of the top 10 economies in terms of the number of its people going online during the period...

  • ISP insider: How my search for faster internet in Pakistan drove me up the wall

    In Pakistan we use the internet to gain information, conduct financial transactions, follow sporting events, endlessly share amusing pictures of grammatically challenged cats and send ‘fraandship’ requests to ‘girls’ who look suspiciously similar to Bollywood actresses and whose parents bestowed them with unique names such as ‘Lonely Sad Angel 98...

    The internet has grown into such a crucial component of our daily lives that ISPs...

  • Pakistan experiences slow internet as submarine cable goes offline

    Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) informed on Saturday that Pakistan is experiencing slow internet as IMEWE, the international underwater cable responsible for bringing internet to Pakistan, has gone offline due to technical problems...

    A spokesperson from PTCL said that a major flaw in IMEWE had occurred near Saudi Arabia, while another official said the fault has disrupted the country's entire internet...

  • Cyber armies, misplaced judicial activism threaten internet landscape in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Threats to the internet landscape, including arbitrary administrative shutdowns, misplaced judicial activism against internet freedoms, the rise of cyber-armies, enforced disappearances of activists and the abuse of cybercrime legislation have been on the rise across the country, according to a report titled Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2017...

    The annual report is an “indigenous effort” to regularly monitor and document...

  • Internet services disrupted across Pakistan as submarine cables go offline

    Internet services across the country were impacted on Tuesday evening, following a fault that developed in international submarine cables that connect Pakistan...

    "We regret to inform you that due to international submarine cable fault, internet services are impacted across Pakistan," said Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in a post on Twitter...

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