ISLAMABAD: Telecom companies operating in the country have been ordered by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to stop providing voice call and text packages at any given time of the day with immediate effect, and they have been issued with an ultimatum to surrender compliance on September 2, 2013. This is according to reports from the ‘Pro-Pakistani’.
PTA Director General, Muhammad Talib Dogar, issued a letter to the operating companies reminding them to seize from offering chat packages as per a previous PTA directive dated November 14, 2012 since their services were “contrary to moral values of the society”.
These packages have been operating in violation of the latest policy, so General Dogar has called for their immediate termination together with the submission of a compliance report pertaining to this matter.
In part, the letter reads: “all Cellular Mobile Operators are hereby once again directed to immediately stop all kind of chat packages (Voice and SMS) irrespective of time of the day and submit compliance on the second of September 2013.”
This brings the speculation to an end regarding the future of all packages within the telecommunication sector in Pakistan. Conversely, it is in line with the Government’s efforts to bring morality back into the system by sticking to the tenets of Islam. Operators are bound to experience a significant drop in revenue due to this directive.
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