Contracts worth Rs5.11 billion awarded for next generation broadband

ISLAMABAD: The Universal Service Fund (USF) on Monday approved award of contracts to Telenor, Zong, Ufone and PTCL worth Rs5.11 billion through the Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development program and the... Read more »

Import of mobile phones allowed Rs23.15 billion as tax concession

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued details of sales tax concessions to the tune of Rs23.15 billion granted on import mobile phones. The FBR issued the cost of allowing reduced rate... Read more »

Mobile phone imports jump up 94 percent in July – September

KARACHI: The import of mobile phone sharply increased by 94 percent to Rs82 billion during first quarter (July – September) 2020/2021, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said on Saturday. The country imported... Read more »

IT Ministry, Microsoft to explore investment avenues

ISLAMABAD: The ministry of Information Technology and Microsoft to explore avenues for investment in Pakistan to support employment generation. A statement said that Country Director of Microsoft for Pakistan, Shahzad Khan, called... Read more »

Mobile phone operators deduct only applicable tax rates: PTA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday said that the Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) are deducting only applicable rates of taxes after the restoration of levies by Supreme Court of Pakistan. In... Read more »

PTA asks TikTok to block immoral content

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has asked administration of TikTok platform to block/remove immoral and vulgar content for viewership in Pakistan. In a statement issued on Thursday, the telecom authority asked TikTok... Read more »

Mobile phones worth Rs51.24 billion imported in July – August

KARACHI: The country has imported mobile phones worth Rs51.24 billion during first two months of current fiscal year due to rising digital services in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The import of... Read more »

Mobile phones worth Rs24.7 billion imported in July 2020

KARACHI: The country has imported mobile phones worth Rs24.7 billion in the month of July 2020, which is almost double than the import value in the same month of the last year,... Read more »

PTA lifts ban on PUBG

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday lifted ban on PUBG game after a meeting with representative of the company. The PTA in a statement said that a meeting was held between... Read more »

PTA blocks Bigo, warns Tik Tok for vulgar content

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday blocked social media Bigo and issued final warning to Tik Tok on complaints of obscene and vulgar content. The PTA said that it had received... Read more »