Mobile suspension case: SHC issues notices to PTA, interior ministry

Published: November 22, 2012
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PTA maintains that the suspension is for the safety of people, application should be dismissed.

PTA maintains that the suspension is for the safety of people, application should be dismissed.

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the Interior ministry while hearing the cellular service suspension case on Thursday, reported Express News.

During the hearing, PTA’s lawyer Badar Alam maintained that the suspension of mobile services is in the national interest and for the safety of the people. He said that the application against suspension is not worth hearing and should be dismissed.

The court issued notices to PTA and the interior minister for November 23.

The government had suspended cellular services in many cities on August 10, 19 and 20, September 21, October 27 and again on November 16.

A foreign cell phone network operator has taken the government to court citing massive financial losses. The petitioner is also seeking compensation for the losses.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Nov 22, 2012 - 7:54PM

    The foreign cellular network operator has already minted hefty amount of money by selling unregistered SIM Cards then why he is making hue and cry?

    The government is responsible to protect the lives and properties of the people and if the government thinks that on certain occasion if any or all cellular network should be put off, it has the right to do so.

    If more people will die due to terrorists activities in the country, ultimately it will also affect the business of the foreign cellular network operator.

    I am sure that foreign cellular network operator will not be selling his SIM Cards to the dead people but only to those who remain alive to use and pay the monthly bills of post paid and after purchasing the scratch cards for prepaid cell phones.

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