Nov 21

Cellular companies directed to slash night packages

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has directed the mobile companies to slash their night calling packages as these are proving to be a cause of social nuisance.PTA

The authority cited views conveyed by some segments of the society as the reasons behind the fresh directive. According to them, the aforementioned calling packages or late night packages are diminishing the intelligence of youths, and causing misguidance and wastage of time.

It merits mentioning here that recently, Punjab Assembly had passed a resolution demanding imposition of ban on these calling packages for the same reasons described above.

Nov 03

PTA has decided to cancels all night packages

PTA has decided to cancels all night packages 

A Senate’s Standing Committee on Cabinet Division has asked Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to stop all night packages, offered by cellular companies for cheap hourly calls (usually at Rs. 1-3 per hour) or even free calls at a fixed nominal daily charge.Pta decided all Night Pakages cancel 1

Cellular companies confirmed Pakfriends.Pk that they haven’t received any such directive from authority yet.

This is not the first time that voice against night-packages has been raised. Earlier, Punjab and KPK Provincial assemblies passed resolution for the ban of night packages, but nothing could stop cellular companies with their night-calls offerings.

It is unclear so far that when PTA will issue the directive to cellular companies for withdrawal of night packages. Even if ordered, we aren’t sure that cellular companies will refrain from night packages – just like they are continuing with Prize/Inami schemes even after directive that asked operators to stop all kind of Prize/Inami schemes.

Night Packages are argued to be spoiling the youth. Surveys have been conducted to back this argument. Night packages are alleged to be responsible for bad health and poor academic performance of the youth.