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.

Sep 21

Youme-Ishq-e-Rasool: Mobile services suspended across 14 cities in Pakistan today

Karachi: The government of Pakistan on Friday suspended services of two cellular companies across Karachi amid fears of possible terrorist attack on the eve of Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rassol (S.A.W).mobile service suspend
According to security sources, the decision to suspend the services before dawn was taken in order to avoid any possible terror threat.

“Terrorists usually use mobile phones to detonate explosive devices.”

Earlier, interior Minister Rehman Malik said that no final decision was taken to suspend phone services in the country on Friday as part of security measures on Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool (S.A.W).