Ban on Night Packages have been Challenged in High Court
Mobile phone companies challenged the latest Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) order of banning cheap, late-night calls in the Islamabad High Court (IHC)
Aamir Pasha, Ufone Spokesman said:
[pull_quote_center]We received the directive and we have challenged it in the IHC[/pull_quote_center]
The PTA said it asked companies to suspend attractive night-time rates because it promote vulgarity among young men and women. This move has been taken by keeping with government policy.
PTA spokes woman Malahat Rab said:
[pull_quote_center]We have issued the directive to all the mobile telephone companies to shelve night call packages. The step was taken after lengthy discussions. These directives are issued in the light of the government decisions and this decision has also been taken by the government[/pull_quote_center]
Cellular companies have offered unlimited packages to customers; it is really hard for Operators to end all packages mainly those which are greatly in the use of customers for positive purposes.
IHC has asked PTA to submit a response against the petition on November 26.
Recently PTA has banned on all night packages. Regarding this step taken by PTA, Mr. Farooq Awan, PTA Chairman, said:
[pull_quote_center]We have received a number of complaints from the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Standing Committee of the Parliament, senators, MNAs and subscribers regarding the promotion of vulgarity through such advertisements and have therefore asked CMOs to immediately discontinue such packages and to present compliance reports[/pull_quote_center]
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