06302016Thu
Last update: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06am

Industries & Sectors

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

PTA blocks 75 sims of spam callers on misuse of NACTA helpline ISLAMABAD: On the recommendations of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) permanently blocked 75 Sims of the spam callers who misused the Counter Terrorism Helpline 1717 facility by generating false alarm for the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).NACTA 1717 Helpline was established to facilitate public for quick response from LEAs against any emergent terror threat and moving immediately to help save the precious human lives, NACTA news release here stated.The action of blocking Sims was initiated over irresponsible attitude on part of handful people who hindered the efficiency and effectiveness of the facility established for countering terrorism despite of having inbuilt warning messages of legal consequences for those who may use the helpline with irresponsible attitude.NACTA took up the issue with PTA which subsequently blocked 75 SIMS of those individuals who have made more than 50 Spam and frivolous calls on the NACTA Helpline.NACTA appealed the Public ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

PEMRA sends Mariyam Nawaz's complaint against Channel 24 to Council of Complaints ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has sent the complaint of Mariyam Nawaz against Channel 24 programme "Khara Such" to its Council of Complaints for further action.According to a press release issued by PEMRA here on Tuesday, Mariyam Nawaz in her complaint had stated that the host of the Channel 24 programme raised baseless allegations against her. She said that during the programme a photo was shown alleging that in the absence of the ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

LCCI for boosting business confidence LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad Tuesday demanded the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and provincial government to withdraw withholding tax on banking transactions, attachment of business bank accounts and Punjab Infrastructure Development Cess (PIDC) as well as curtail discretionary powers of Tax and Customs officials to boost businessmen confidence. He said that may be policy makers consider these issues trivial but impacts would be higher. "Good effects will ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

HESCO forms special teams for correct meter reading HYDERABAD: On the directives of Federal Secretary of Water and Power Muhammad Younus Dhaga, the Chief Executive Officer of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HSECO) Akhtar Ali Randhawa has formed special teams of officers to achieve 100 percent correct meter reading of the power consumers. According to directives, a photo of the used units of meters of consumers will be clicked by the meter Inspectors and Readers which will be printed later and displayed in the ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

PTCL digital services get recognition at GSMA Asia ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) on Tuesday announced that its Smart TV Application for mobile devices and Charji WiFi service at Rawalpindi and Islamabad Metro Buses and stations have been nominated for forthcoming GSMA Asia Mobile Awards in Shanghai by end of this month.The nominations include PTCL's Smart TV mobile application for the `Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video' category, and PTCL's Charji Metro WiFi service, for `Connected Lifestyle' category.PTCL Smart TV ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Pakistan telecom sector sees new shoot ups ISLAMABAD: Telecom business in Pakistan has shot up yielding big taxes for the government, pushing the economy to expand and offering big opportunities to investors, says a new report.According to Kahleej Times, the telecom sector in Pakistan is doing prospering business with revenues of Rs333.2 billion for July-March FY-16 after travelling a bumpy road a year ago.The report said it was the time when government launched an anti- terrorism campaign to cancel millions of suspected ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

775,821 new gas connections issued in two years; 412,058 to be granted in 2016-17 ISLAMABAD: The SNGPL and SSGCL have provided gas connections to 775,821 new domestic consumers during the last two years and 412,058 would be given during the fiscal year 2016-17, official sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources said Tuesday.They said 493,522 gas connections were given in Punjab, 85,790 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 158,886 in Sindh, 19,526 in Balochistan, 17, 278 in Islamabad Capital Territory and 819 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.Sui Northern Gas Pipelines ...