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Data usage via mobiles reaches highest level in April ISLAMABAD: The growing number of Mobile Broadband users coupled with tremendous data hungry mobile and web apps has supplemented the internet bandwidth consumption which reached 30,149 terabyets or 30.14 Petabytes of data during April 2016 only.This was almost 30 per cent increase in data usage since last six month only.As per presentation of a senior official of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the data usage has reached its next highest level and thanks to 3G and 4G users in Pakistan which have crossed 28 million mark, indicating that some 22 percent of all mobile phone users in Pakistan are now on 3G/4G networks.The 4G users are now consuming more data than 2G users, in fact average data consumed per user on 4G network is almost 7 times of a 3G user.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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SC directs K-electric, KW&SB to resolve electricity dues issue through consultation ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday disposed of a petition regarding payment of electricity dues to K-electric by the Karachi Water and Sewage Board (KW&SB) after assurance by the two parties to resolve the issue with mutual consultation.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Faisal Arab heard the case filed by K-electric.During the course of proceedings, KW&SB Chairman Misbah-ud-din Farid ...

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DG NAB reviews progress on recovery from electricity defaulters MULTAN: Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Multan Brig (Retd) Farooq Naser Awan chaired a meeting here Wednesday to review progress on pace of recovery from electricity defaulters of the Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco).The DG NAB while addressing participants of the meeting directed to ensure disconnection of electricity connection of all defaulters and default premises, identify and provide details of electricity defaulters and properties owned by them, says an official release.He asked Mepco officials ...

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Railways to restore Sibi-Khost section at cost Rs2bn ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways will restore Sibi-Khost section at cost of an approximately Rs 2 billion within a time period of 18 months.The work on the project has already been initiated and will be restored with support of the National Logistic Cell (NLC), official sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP on Tuesday.They said that Sibbi, Harnai, Khost section of the Pakistan Railways had destroyed by the extremists and destroyed eight bridges due to which ...

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Mobilink brings Lenovo sets in Pakistan Mobilink, Pakistan’s cellular service provider has launched two Lenovo handsets, namely, Lenovo’s A6010 & K5 Plus across the country. According to local media reports, “We are committed to consistently introduce the … smartphones in the market in support of our digital enablement goals. For this reason, we decided to launch these two affordable Lenovo smartphones across Pakistan,” said Director Data & Devices, Mobilink, Muhammad Ali Khan.Coming to the specifications, Lenovo A6010 is packed with a ...

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World telecommunication day to be observed Tuesday ISLAMABAD: World telecommunication day would be observed on May 17(Tuesday),would focus on the theme "ICT entrepreneurship for social impact", in accordance with Resolution 68 and as endorsed by ITU Council 2015.World Telecommunications Day celebrates the constant evolution of one of the most important factors of our lives: communication. The main goal of World Telecommunications Day (WTD) is to highlight the importance of communication and how information travels across the world.It also aims to increase awareness ...

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SNGPL transmission lines being upgraded to maintain gas pressure ISLAMABAD: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Company Limited (SNGPL) is upgrading its existing transmission system to ensure regular gas pressure in pipelines."Following the improved gas supply to domestic and commercial consumers mainly due to import of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), the existing transmission system needs upgradation," official sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told APP.Under the upgradation plan, they informed that Rs 8.7 million had been allocated for improving the Rawalpindi transmission system ...