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Long awaited 3G, 4G auction draws disappointing bids

ISLAMABAD: A dismal response in this week's auction for next-generation cellphone spectrum licences means cash-strapped Pakistan will struggle to fund its budget this year, finance and IT ministry officials and telecom industry executives told Reuters.

Pakistan is set to hold long-awaited auctions for 3G and 4G network licences on April 23, a step the government projects will raise $2 billion to boost the country's foreign reserves. But officials say there has been scant interest in Monday's bidd... Full Story

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APTMA reacts on tax policies, failure to outline power plan

LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), expressed mixed reaction on government`s tax policies, its failure to outline a plan for power sector and to stimulate economic recovery.
 
 
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NADRA proposes SIM verification through biometrics

Islamabad: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has proposed a comprehensive solution of Biometric based verification of CNICs for issuance of SIMs to the Telcos.

Islamabad: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has proposed a comprehensive solution of Biometric based verification of CNICs for issuance of SIMs to the Telcos. In this regard NADRA conducted a live demonstration of Biometric verification of computerized national identity card for issuance of SIMs, to the TELCOs Todays at NADRA Headquarters. NADRA gave a comprehensive presentation and addressed technical issues raised by telecom companies, NADRA spokesman said in a statement issued here. She said the representatives of the telecom companies and PTA took part in the verification of their biometric impressions through the proposed solution. The proposed solution conforms to the requirements of PTA directives in vogue. NADRA has also floated the draft agreement... Full Story
 
 
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