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Pakistani Trio Get Long Bans

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Just before the 14 days of Cricket World Cup 2011, ICC banned three Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer in spot fixing case. Most probably, it will effect on the moral of Pakistan Cricket team.

Simon Clements, head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Special Crime Division, said: “We have decided that Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and their agent, Mazhar Majeed, should be charged with conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments and also conspiracy to cheat.”

In the result of charge, the three players are banned for long time in the cricket. Salman butt has been banned for 10 years, Mohammad Asif for 7 years and Mohammad Aamer for 5 years. The players has 21 days to appeal to the court of arbitration for sport in Switzerland.

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Oil Prices Rise – New Year Gift by Pakistan Government

Dear Pakistani People, Congratulations!!!

Pakistan government has decided for gift to Pakistani people on the start of new year 2011. That’s why government announced the raise in Oil prices. The ex-deport rate includes the petroleum levy. In the result, the new prices are following: Read the rest of this entry »

Pakistan Need Help for Rehabilitation Process

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Now a day, Pakistan is in the natural catastrophic disaster. Disaster on this scale would be devastating for any country, but for Pakistan – a developing nation, chronically unstable due to fight against terrorism. The consequences may go well beyond those posed by the urgent need for humanitarian relief and for reconstruction in the longer term.

So far, approximately 2000-2500 people are believed to have died and million people have had their lives disrupted. UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that more than 14 million people have been affected by the floods, making this a greater catastrophe than the Kashmir earthquake in 2005, or the Haiti earthquake of earlier this year, each of which affected 3 million people, or the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which affected 5 million.  Around with over 160,000 square kilometers (1/5 of  Pakistan) effected with this disaster.

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Possible Ban on Import of Used Computers

Multinational brand vendors are pressuring the government to ban the import of used computers and IT accessories. The Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) is considering the proposal presented by these companies and other interest groups. The government’s decision to seek proposals has created discontent among second-hand/used computer users and sellers. The decision has been largely criticized as “a timid and anti-poor policy of the federal government”, as  reported by the Business Recorder. The paper added that retailers expressed fears that the currently increasing rate of IT literacy would begin to drop if the ban were to take place.

The newspaper reported that a used computer system is imported at 15 to 20 US dollars, while a new one costs around 350 to 400 US dollars. Pakistan imports – mainly from UK and the US, about 0.75 million used computer annually, which satisfy over 90 percent users of middle and lower class societies. Whereas, new computer capture a very small market share, according to retailers, there are about 35m000 shops selling second-hand computer across the country and imposing this ban is likely to put them out of the business.

On the other hand, adviser to Prime Minister for IT Sardar Latif Khosa said that there is no proposal under consideration at any governmental level to ban import of used computer as such measures would deprive common man from a personal computer, especially our students.

But we know our ministers’, adviser’s and executive’s statement are most of time false. They imposed the decision on the public later on but before it they always deny it so that public may not offensive. We need to see by implementation of this ban how many people will suffer. Business is already not in good position in Pakistan while type of steps are very bad on this situation. Our student can’t afford expensive devices and computer.

There is clearly and a real debate in the country because it does have real implications for economic, environmental and technological choices for ordinary Pakistanis.

E-payments grow to Rs. 4.1 trillion in second quarter of 2010

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Transactions via e-payment grew to Rs. 4.1 trillion in second quarter of the financial year (FY10), stated a State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) report. In the first quarter report it was Rs. 3.9 trillion.

The State Bank’s second quarterly report on retail, e-payments and paper-based instruments released in February 2010 said that the electronic payments continued to rise as both the volume and value of such transactions increased in the second quarter (Oct-Dec) of the current fiscal year 2009-2010. It further added that the volume and value of e-payment transactions during this quarter reached 46.4 million and 4.1 trillion rupees, respectively, an increase of 0.2 percent in volume and 6.1 percent in value, compared to increase of 4 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively in the previous quarter.

PTCL Launches Largest Data Centre

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Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd. (PTCL) launched the largest data center in Karachi. The data center has been developed on modem lines, keeping in view the latest development in the global telecom sector.

The center is protected from intrusion and failure with multi-layered security, fail-safe redundancy, diversity measures and rapid response recovery measures. The new center is directly connected to PTCL’s global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) backbone to offer hosting solutions.

PTA Issues Show Cause Notices to Mobile Operators

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On the basis of recently concluded Quality of Service (QoS) survey of mobile phone operators, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued show cause notices to five mobile phone operators of Pakistan. These results were shared with the mobile phone companies along with instructions to improve their services quality. A reasonable time was also given to them, so that they can improve their network performance. However, it was found that all mobile operators failed to achieve the desired results. As a result PTA issued show cause notices to all mobile companies for failing to maintain the quality as per the license conditions.

This survey include quality of voice and SMS in 14 cities of Pakistan, AJ&K and northern areas including all major highways. This exercise has been conducted by PTA’s enforcement teams with the latest automated QoS equipment. PTA has been conducting this survey throughout the last year and shared results of first three quarters with the operators with directions to improve their services. The final comprehensive survey was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2009.

While talking about survey results, Chairman PTA said that ensuring provision of quality services to the telecom consumers has always been a priority of PTA. The objective of conducting QoS survey is to ensure that the telecom customers are being provided with top quality services. It may be noted that every year PTA defines its targets and goals where QoS survey of all services remains one of the major activities. The aim is to ensure that the telecom companies provide quality services as per the license conditions and instructions of PTA.

Pakistan (August 14, 2009) 63rd Youm-e-Azadi

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