Old cabs still alive..
with Nayyar Ali Dada
Venue:: Pakistan National Council of the Arts, F-7/4
Date:: 29th November 2005
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) which is based in Islamabad has issued 696 licences in the fiscal year 2004-05 and cancelled 26 licences, says an annual report of the authority. Being a regulatory body, it said that the PTA had initiated a number of activities, aimed at improving and simplifying licensing processes and promoting new services for expansion of telecom services.
It said that the six new licences have been issued to the Mobile Operators, 12 to Long Distance & International (LDI), 36 to Local Loop (LL), 17 to Wireless Local Loop (WLL), 17 Audiotex Services, 2 to Burglar Alarm System, 372 to Card Pay Phone Services, 23 to Data Communication Network, one to Digital Radio Paging Services, 121 Electronic Information Services, 11 to E-mail Services, 7 to Mobile telephony, 31 to Non Voice Communication Network Services, 7 to stored and forward fax services, 8 satellite Services, 4 to Special license, 4 to Basic Telephony, 4 to Trunk Radio Services, one to Video Conferencing Services, two to Voice Mail Services and 10 to Vehicle Tracking System.
But guyz why the broadband services are still expensive in our cities? We are not getting real benefits from the companies who got these lincences or do we?
It is being whispered in the capital that the Europe Division Director Jauhar Saleem be the Pakistan’s new consul-general in its Mumbai Consulate to be opened early next year If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would have its way, a notification of his name could be issued at a moment’s notice.
So while New Delhi has named Navdeb Suri as its future consul-general for its Karachi consulate, Pakistan is still in the process of finalising a name…
Who do you think should be ‘the man’ for this post?
Actor Brad Pitt today donated 40 orthopaedic beds to an Islamabad hospital that has been struggling to cope with thousands of serious medical cases since the devastating Oct. 8 earthquake in northern Pakistan.
Pitt, visiting Pakistan with UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, met the Executive Director of Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Dr. Syed Fazle Hadi, on Saturday evening to finalize details of the donation.
“In the first days of the earthquake, ambulances were arriving with casualties by the second. Helicopters were landing every hour, some on the hospital’s lawn,” said Dr. Hadi. “The relief response has been phenomenal, but we’ve also been humbled by people coming from all over the world to help in this human tragedy.”
PIMS now counts 654 amputees among its patients from the earthquake, which killed more than 73,000 people and left an equal number seriously injured.
This just in from a friend of mine (Amir) who played xbox 360 a day ago. Yes folks it