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  • China Internet czar defends web censorship policies

    BEIJING: China's Internet Chief Lu Wei fiercely defended his country's strict management of the web on Wednesday, saying that censorship of content Beijing deems illegal is necessary to protect online freedoms...

    The comments come a week before the country convenes its second World Internet Conference, an event whose version 1...

  • Potato to web: internet outsourcing in mountainous north

    Their solution: to drag their Himalayan valley in Pakistan’s far north into the Internet age...

    It was a step change for Gulmit, an idyllic village of some 3,000 people with stone walls and potato crops that stretch out over the majestic fields of northern Pakistan, near the China border...

  • No web, no jobs: Residents of occupied Kashmir board the 'Internet Express'

    Braving the snow and cold, Abrar Ahmad, 18, is one of thousands of Kashmiris who regularly spend hours journeying on a packed train just so that they can go online as the region grapples with the longest internet blackout imposed by a democracy...

    Stepping off the crammed train — dubbed the “Internet Express” by people in Indian-occupied Kashmir — in the nearby town of Banihal, the passengers make a beeline for cafes where they pay up...

  • CCP approves merger of Mobilink, Warid

    ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has approved the proposed merger of Mobilink and Warid...

    The assessment has been undertaken on the basis of extensive consultation with the merger parties, competitors and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)...

  • Mobilink, Warid Telecom announce merger

    It’s official – Pakistan’s telecom industry is about to witness a massive consolidation as the parent companies of Mobilink and Warid Telecom announced on Thursday that they had reached a merger agreement...

    A joint press release issued by both companies says Mobilink will first acquire 100 per cent of Warid’s shares in consideration for the Dhabi Group (Warid’s parent company) shareholders acquiring approximately 15pc of Mobilink...

  • Mobilink and Warid are now one happy family — but what’s in it for customers?

    KARACHI: The much-hyped merger of two telecommunication giants Mobilink and Warid last year was the first in Pakistan...

    But beyond the amalgamation of 50 million customers for both telcos, what is in it for subscribers?“Over 50 million customers in Pakistan will benefit from high-speed mobile telecommunications and digital mobile network,” reads a statement by Amsterdam-based Vimplecom, the international communications and technology...

  • Impact of Warid deal on Bank Alfalah

    Competition concerns aside, if the proposed deal goes through, VimpleCom’s Mobilink will acquire 100pc shares of the Dhabi Group’s Warid Telecom, with the Middle Eastern firm ending up with a 15pc stake in the combined entity...

    76pc stake (319m shares) in Warid...

  • Jazz, Warid consolidate franchise network

    KARACHI: More than a third of the nearly 700 franchise outlets of both Warid and Jazz will shut down as the two entities consolidate their franchise network after a merger last year...

    She said the combined strength of the permanent employees of both Warid and Jazz, including sales centre employees, is about 4,000...

  • Mobilink says it has met requirements for merger with Warid

    ISLAMABAD: Cellular service provider, Mobilink, told a parliamentary panel on Wednesday that it has closed off several dozen franchises and laid off employees following all the regulatory approvals for its merger with Warid Telecom...

    The company was questioned by the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology about terminating the contracts of 263 franchises after it merged with Warid earlier this year...

  • Sacked Jazz-Warid employees stage protest

    LAHORE: A large number of employees have been rendered jobless following the closure of more than 200 Jazz-Warid franchise outlets across the country after the two entities decided to consolidate their networks...

    The sacked employees held a demonstration on Monday at Liberty Chowk in protest against the management’s decision and urged the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to intervene...

  • Threatening SMS sender booked under ATA

    RAWALPINDI: The police have registered a terrorism case against an unidentified person for sending a threatening text message to the crisis control centre of the Nur Khan Airbase...

    Mohammad Bilal Zaidi, a senior officer at the control centre, complained to the Airport police that he received a threatening text message on his mobile phone at his workplace on Friday
  • 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...

  • 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...

    It is worth mentioning here that the prime minister launched the programme on Dec 31 last year for Islamabad and described it as the first step towards making Pakistan a welfare state...

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