Archive for February, 2006

PTCL handover in two weeks – Atlast!

The government and the UAE telecom firm Etisalat reached an agreement on modalities and procedures for transfering the Pakistan telecommunication Company’s (PTCL) management in the next couple of weeks.

According to the revised agreement, Etisalat would immediately pay $ 1.14 billion to take the management control. It has already paid $260 million (10 per cent of the total amount).

The committee also allowed Etisalat to pay the remaining $1.2 billion in nine six-monthly instalments. Each instalment would amount to $133 million and the process would be completed by the end-2010.

PTCL give relief to customers of quake hit areas

Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) acting on the directives of President General Pervez Musharraf has waived off an amount of Rs 22,833,841/- on account of various free of cost facilities and telephone billing charges of three months from September to November, 2005 for the earthquake hit areas of Hazara Telecom Region, Islamabad Telecom Region and Rawalpindi Telecom Region, to give relief to the customers who are in a phase of rehabilitation.

Panic in Bahria College

Police and Bomb Disposal Squad were seen on their toes in Bahria College after rumors of a bomb planted in the vicinity on Friday.

According to details, an unknown person on a telephone told administration of Bahria College situated in sector E-8 at PNS Zafar regarding presence of a bomb in the college.

Consequently, the administration in panic immediately evacuated the classes and bomb disposal squad, Islamabad administration and vehicles of fire brigade were seen in the building.

The bomb disposal squad searched the building broadly but they failed to find any bomb.

CDA removes 25 illegal stalls at Aabpara

The Capital Development Authority on Thursday removed 25 stalls and steel stairs, which it said had been set up illegally at Aabpara commercial hub.

The head of CDA Enforcement Directorate Ch. Asadullah Faiz ordered the operation after recently assuming the post. Some 50 CDA staff members led by Deputy Director Iftikhar Ahmad Bhatti and accompanied by police officials demolished the stalls.

Bhatti said prior to taking action CDA had asked the concerned people to voluntarily remove the unlawful structures, which had been set up on footpaths and outside shops.

No to public meetings in Islamabad

A high level meeting presided over by the federal ministry decided to set up modern monitoring system for protection of foreigners including Chinese in the country.

The meeting has also directed to chalk out a policy to maintain law and order in four provinces with regard to call for strikes on February 24 and March 3 given by the Opposition.

The meeting held here today reviewed country’s overall law and order situation. Police chiefs of country’s all provinces and secretary-interior, chief commissioner Islamabad, and chiefs of Rangers forces attended the meeting.

PAKSAT selected for satellite news

PAKSAT International announced Tuesday that Independent Media Corporation the leading TV broadcaster in Pakistan and owner of GEO TV has signed an agreement for lease of C and Ku band capacity on PAKSAT-1 for its Digital Satellite News Gathering requirements.

“We chose PAKSAT-1 after extensive evaluation of satellite performance. The agreement with PAKSAT will provide us complete coverage of Pakistan enabling us to provide international quality live coverage of events”, said Mr Javad Goraya, Group Director Technology. GEO TV will use PAKSAT-1 to uplink live feeds from its C and Ku band DSNG platforms.

Islamabad declared safe for skyscrapers

The second phase of seismic survey conducted for the construction of the tallest skyscraper was completed that declared Islamabad Capital Territory ICT safe for mega-construction projects.
The seismic survey was conducted under the supervision of worlds third largest designing and construction British company W.S.Atkins which completed the second phase of the survey in three months time after it started soil testing back in December 2005.
According to details the survey is conducted in connection with the planned construction of the biggest Complex in the Federal Capital by Saudi Arabian Trading Group Al-Tamimi in collaboration with a Pakistani construction company Sardar group.
Renowned Chief Engineering Geologist Mr. Allen Smallwood oversaw the whole survey. Dr. James Apted, in charge Geological Technical Engineering, W.S.Atkins earlier supervised the first phase.

Sweetening Problem

People queue up outside the Utility Stores to buy sugar.

Bus Terminal!

An aerial view of the congested and all famous Pirwadhai bus terminal … in Isloo’s twin city :)

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New Look

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