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 »

Pakistan spends Rs217 billion on import of mobile phones in FY20

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has spent Rs217 billion on import of mobile phones during fiscal year 2019/2020 amid slow economy and outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The import of mobile phones was Rs217 billion during... Read more »

TPL Trakker to use Telenor’s location based services

KARACHI: TPL Trakker and Telenor Pakistan have signed an agreement under which Telenor Pakistan will provide location base services (LBS). TPL Trakker powers the technology via TPL Maps, the company’s mapping arm... Read more »

PTA suspends PUBG

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday suspended online gaming application namely PUBG with immediate effect due to adverse effect on children health. According to a statement issued by the authority it... Read more »

Ufone awarded Rs518 million next generation broadband projects

ISLAMABAD: Universal Service Fund on Monday awarded contracts to PMTL (Ufone) for Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development Projects in Balochistan worth Rs518 million. Federal Secretary Ministry of IT & Telecom Shoaib... Read more »

Pakistan spends Rs179 billion for mobile phone import

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has spent over Rs179 billion for import of mobile phones during July – May 2019/2020, which is 90 percent higher than the same period of the last fiscal year. According... Read more »

ECC okays mobile device manufacturing policy

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Thursday approved mobile device manufacturing policy. The policy is aimed at to promote local manufacturing and assembly of mobile phone handsets. The... Read more »

FBR proposed to reduce import duty on smartphones

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been urged to reduce customs duty on import of smartphones for the growth of economy. In its proposals for budget 2020/2021 submitted to FBR, the... Read more »

FBR urged to abolish withholding tax on telecom services

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been recommended to abolish withholding tax on telecom services considering the rate is too high and a large segment of people living below poverty line.... Read more »