Supreme Court (SC) has granted appeal plea of PTCL against the decisions of three high courts on grant of full pension and facilities to the employees who have been retired under voluntary scheme and has rejected employees appeals by suspending high court decision given in their favor.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) has introduced a new service “Bill Alert Service” to facilitate its wireless (Postpaid) and landline customers.
This new service will help the customers to protect them against late deposits of bills and hassle of additional surcharges. This service by PTCL will inform its customers about their bill and its due date of payment via SMS alert on 10th and 17th of each month without any additional charges.
During the period under review, PTCL Group revenue at Rs. 25.4 billion was 4% higher than the same period last year. However, because of catastrophic floods in most part of the country, PTCL revenue at Rs. 13.9 billion declined by 4% during this period as compared to same period last year. The attrition was mostly witnessed in revenue from PSTN, International Business and Carrier & Wholesale segments. On the other hand, revenue from Broadband services (wireline and wireless) showed promising increase in this period.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company limited is the largest telecommunication company in Pakistan. It holds the status of backbone for country’s telecommunication infrastructure despite the arrival of a dozen of other telecom companies. PTCL maintains leading position in Pakistan as an infrastructure provider to other telecom operators and corporate customers of the country.
Keeping in view the vision of the present government of Pakistan, the Authority worked for the betterment of the people of nation at large and for national security. In addition to these efforts PTA kept on promoting local businesses, attract foreign investment and increase sector contribution in national exchequer. This year Authority decided to work on following four focus areas namely Consumer Protection, Promoting ICTs, Promoting Competition and Ensuring National Security in addition to routine regulatory activities.
Supreme Court of Pakistan has charged fifty Thousands rupees to Pakistan Telecommunication Limited on depriving basic rights of an employee of the said department. Three-member bench of SC, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalil -ur-Rehman Ramday heard the petition filed by a retired employee Allah Dad.
The Indian cellular network in Afghanistan has started penetrating into Pakistani tribal areas with the sale of SIM cards of Indian and Afghan cellular companies in FATA is adding to the security fears of the country.
According to sources, the SIM cards of cellular network, owned and operated by India, are being sold in North Waziristan Agency, South Waziristan, Bajaur Agency, Kurram Agency, Mohmand Agency and Orakzai Agency. These areas of Pakistan mostly bordering Afghanistan are the most militancy infested ones.
Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd today reported a net profit of 2.08 billion rupees ($24.22 million) in the quarter ending Sept. 30. The same period last year saw a net profit of 2.57 billion rupees.
PTCL shares were trading 0.47 percent lower at 19.09 rupees, in a broader market KSE.