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  • Banksters unlimited

    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...

  • 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...

  • Kabul ignores request to stop cellular traffic

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Friday that though Afghanistan has been requested to stop its mobile signals from spilling over into Pakistan, Kabul is not bound to oblige...

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr Ismail Shah told the Senate Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation that PTA had not received a formal response to its request to Kabul authorities, routed through the Foreign Office and the General...

  • Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announce merger

    British mobile phone giant Vodafone's Indian unit will merge with Idea Cellular to create India's largest telecoms operator, the firms said Monday, as they combine to fight the rise of Reliance Jio...

    “Vodafone Group Plc and Idea Cellular today announced that they have reached an agreement to combine their operations in India,” they said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)...

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