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    Read: KASB Bank placed under six-month moratoriumThe State Bank of Pakistan declared a ‘moratorium’ on the operations of the bank in which he maintains his account because of its violation of banking rules...

    The State Bank of Pakistan has a mandatory obligation to protect all consumers of banking services including deposit account holders in commercial banks...

  • JUI-F chief calls for making Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state

    SUKKUR: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has called for making Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state and introducing the Islamic system in the country...

    He claimed that Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and solution of country’s all problems lied in following the guidelines provided in the Quran and Sunnah...

  • Bank accounts promise to Afghan refugees in Pakistan comes true

    Like millions of Afghan refugees who have been residing in Pakistan for decades, Meherullah and his family were unable to open a bank account for years...

    A few days later, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued a statement claiming that Proof of Registration (PoR) cards would be accepted by banks as a valid identity document in order to open an account...

  • Cellular firms told to discontinue Blackberry enterprise services

    “Due to serious concerns expressed by security agencies, Mobilink, Ufone and Telenor are requested to give their BES customers 90 days notice for closing their connections by or before Nov 30, 2015,” says a notification issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday...

    There are 4,000 to 5,000 BES customers in Pakistan...

  • 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...

    Lawyer’s counsel Shoaib Saleem argued that the cellular company never issued any warning to the plaintiff or prior notice before blocking the SIM card...

  • Cellular firms complete SIM verification process

    ISLAMABAD: All cellular companies operating in the country have completed biometric verification of Subscriber Iden­tity Modules (SIMs) within the final deadline given to them by the interior ministry...

    At a meeting, chief executive officers of the cellular phone companies had requested Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to extend the deadline for two weeks...

  • FBR unable to monitor taxes charged by cellular companies

    ISLAMABAD: It could take over three months before the government can connect to the servers of cellular phone operators to monitor the taxes which these companies charge their customers, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) told a parliamentary committee on Thursday...

    For more than three years now, the parliamentary committee has been asking the FBR to check the taxes which cellular service providers charge their subscribers...

  • Subscribers of cellular firm facing indoor network issues

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: A large number of subscribers of a known cellular company in the district have been facing problems like call disconnection, busy network, sound break, call drop, distortion, weak signals and reverse audio for over a month and a half...

    Postpaid customers, Saeed Ahmed Awan and Shahid Lateef Bhatti, said they had monthly packages of 3G, but they had been losing money for two months on account of the substandard...

  • ‘Cellular company upgrading network’

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Mobilink network is going through an upgrade in Rahim Yar Khan region which will improve the overall customer experience significantly, says an official statement released by the company...

    In a statement on Wednesday, it said the company’s team was working very vigorously to ensure minimum disruption to the network during the process of swap
  • Cellular firms ‘fleecing users, evading taxes’

    ISLAMABAD: Cellular companies were overcharging their subscribers and possibly evading taxes, the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication observed on Thursday...

    “Cellular companies are charging their subscribers for one minute while giving them airtime of 45 seconds instead 60 without their knowledge,” said PPP Senator Rubina Khalid at a meeting called to discuss tax collection by the government from...

  • 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...

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