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  • Prank calls and spam SMS: banish the unwantables

    One of the biggest annoyances since the rollout of modern cell phone services is the presence of prank calls, unsolicited messages and spam that comes our way on a daily basis...

    Prank calls and unsolicited messages vary — from being bombarded by telemarketers to a forlorn ‘frandshipper’ sending maudlin texts to the worst case scenario of someone persistently harassing you...

  • No tax on internet and SMS, proposed duty reduced on phone calls: Tarin

    Federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin clarified on Friday that there would be no tax on internet usage and SMS, while 75 paisa would be collected in tax for every mobile phone call exceeding the duration of five minutes...

    Initially, the finance bill had proposed tax of Re1 per call if the duration exceeds three minutes, Rs5 per GB for internet usage and 10 paisa on each SMS...

  • Threatening SMS sender booked under ATA

    He said the message sender threatened to attack the Nur Khan airbase and other installations in the near future...

    Shortly after the threatening text message was received, security around the airbase and other installations was put on ‘red alert’...

  • Meter reading: Lesco to launch SMS

    LAHORE: Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) has decided to send meter readings to the consumers on their mobile phones on a regular basis through SMS service, asking the field staff to start collecting their cell numbers for the purpose...

    Similarly, the images of meters should also match with the original gadgets and those found involved in any sort of overbilling will be sacked,” Lesco Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Syed wajid...

  • PM national health programme to introduce SMS service

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister National Health Programme (PMNHP) has decided to introduce an SMS service for the beneficiaries of the programme due to which they will get information about balance in their cards...

    Moreover, during the current month the programme will be extended in two districts of Balochistan, Lasbela and Loralai...

  • Suspected sender of SMS to lawyer arrested

    RAWALPINDI: The police have picked up an under trial prisoner from Adiala jail for being involved in sending a threatening text message (SMS) to a lawyer...

    The lawyer received an SMS suspected to be sent from inside Adiala jail on Monday, in which the sender warned him to be ready to face a fate similar to that of a senior judge who was killed outside his house in Rawalpindi recently...

  • Uber rival Rixi lets you hail rickshaws via SMS in Lahore

    LAHORE: As taxi hailing giant Uber enters Pakistan, a little-known local competitor is counting on a mix of new ideas and old technology to tap what could be a big chunk of the market: low-income residents who travel in rickshaws, not cabs...

    Its platform is not smartphones, but older SMS phone messaging that allows nearby drivers to bid for any user's business...

  • Flood warning through SMS

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says an SMS service has been started for giving advance warning regarding flood situation to people living near rivers...

    He directed the cabinet committee on flood and administrations of districts concerned to monitor the flow of water in rivers round the clock and in case of flood threat, all possible protective measures should be adopted and evacuation of the people living near rivers should be...

  • SBP re-launches SMS service for fresh currency notes

    KARACHI: The State Bank has announced to re-launch its mobile SMS service to provide fresh currency notes to general public between 2nd of Ramazan and 28th of Ramazan...

    The notes will be available at 500 nominated commercial bank branches called “e-branches” in 116 cities and at the 16 offices of SBP BSC...

  • SMS Aga Khan School celebrates golden jubilee

    There were also a few tears as Sultan Mohamed Shah (SMS) Aga Khan School completed 50 years...

    The school’s golden jubilee celebrations at the Aga Khan University auditorium on Tuesday brought on all kinds of emotions, especially for its old students and proud teachers as they walked down memory lane...

  • SMS-based tutoring system for public schools’ students soon

    LAHORE: Showing sensitivity to the students need for after-school academic assistance, the Punjab is set to launch an SMS-based Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) in public schools through two different programmes starting from Nov 15, this year...

    Under the programmes, the Class-VIII students will be able to get answers to their questions related to English and Maths subjects through the ITS...

  • Voters will now be able to find their polling station via SMS: ECP

    Voters will now be able to check their polling station by sending their national identity card (NIC) number to 8300, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Wednesday...

    The service will considerably reduce the effort required by voters to find their respective polling stations and simplify an otherwise complicated procedure...

  • SBP re-launches SMS service for issuance of fresh currency notes

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan, through its subsidiary the SBP Banking Services Corporation, has again launched its SMS service (8877) for issuance of fresh currency notes to the public...

    The fresh currency notes will be available from designated commercial bank branches called “e-branches” and the 16 field offices of SBP-BSC...

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