Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed all telecom companies to shut all kind of call and SMS bundles that are offered to customers for all times of the day and submit a compliance report on 2-sep-2013.
According to directive No CPD-1(227) 13-PTA, dated August 29 2013 with subject ‘Directive relating to packages offered by CMTOs contrary to moral values of society’, issued by the authority, cellular operators continue voice and SMS package (bundle offers) with different names despite a ban imposed by the PTA.
A PTA official has confirmed that the notification has been issued in this regard. The PTA has banned all kinds of late night packages through directive no CPD-1(227) 12-PTA dated November 14, 2012. However, the cellular operators start selling these packages with different names and times.
Keeping in view the foregoing, 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 by Sep 2, 2013,” said letter.
Omar Manzoor, Director Communications and CSR at Mobilink confirmed to the website that his company received the directive late today. He said that Mobilink is reviewing the directive and will act accordingly.