Warid and PTCL have Caused Rs 100 Billion Loss to National Exchequer:Audit Report

Warid and PTCL have Caused Rs 100 Billion Loss to National Exchequer:Audit Report. According to Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP), both companies have caused this loss due to offering 3G, 4G and LTE services without any license. The report said that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority was asked about the matter. Moreover, PTA was given a chance to respond on why both operators are allowed to offer 3G and 4G LTE services without any licenses.

Warid and PTCL have Caused Rs 100 Billion Loss to National Exchequer:Audit Report

However, PTA does not provide any unconvincing response. So, now both the cases will be investigated properly. For this reason, disciplinary actions should be taken against those who granted permission to Warid and PTCL for provision of 4G / LTE services without spectrum and licenses.

According to the report, Warid does not has a Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) license. Further, Warid also did not participate in the auction of 3G/4G services. As PTA has allowed Warid to offer 4G service without a license — resulted into loss of Rs 51,692 million.
However, in case of PTCL, it did not participate in the auction of 3G/4G licenses. But it offers 4G LTE through Charji Evo and Charji Evo Cloud devices to its customers. It resulted into a loss of Rs 42,600 million to the national exchequer.

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger focuses on innovation in technology. She likes music, photography, traveling and exploring nature.

2 Comments

  1. What a stupid headline. All this money will end up in London no matter what kind of patriotism phoneworld website wants to provoke…. And warid had technology neutral license so this article is flawed….

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