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LDI Operators Had Bribed Former PM, President for ICH Formation: Wahaj-us-Siraj

By  | 13, Dec 2013 | 2 Comments

bribe LDI Operators Had Bribed Former PM, President for ICH Formation: Wahaj us Siraj

14 Long Distance and International operators had bribed former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and then secretary IT, revealed Mr. Wahaj-us-Siraj, in a TV show on Dunya TV yesterday.

Mr. Wahaj-us-Siraj, CEO at Nayatel/Micronet and Convener of ISPAK, said that a sum of Rs. 800 Million was pooled from LDI operators to bribe then Prime Minister, then President and then Secretary IT Mr. Farooq Awan to get ICH implemented in the country.

It merits mentioning here that CCP had made all its efforts to stop ICH due to its anti-competitive nature but Ministry of IT approved the policy directive for implementation of ICH.

Mr. Wahaj further claimed that these government officials were regularly receiving bribe money of Rs. 100 to 150 million per month from LDI operators.

Mr. Wahaj maintained that then government wanted to achieve two targets; one was bribe money while another goal was to strengthen grey mafia which had more incentive (read margins) for terminating grey traffic into Pakistan after ICH.

Due to ICH, rates for international incoming calls to Pakistan surged by 300 to 800 percent. Operators, in return, earned 300 percent more revenues from international traffic.

Government had then justified the ICH by claiming that national exchequer will be benefited with more tax money through ICH, however, facts suggest that Pakistan made less money for exchequer after ICH due to decrease in international traffic from 1.9 billion minutes per month (before ICH) to just 400 million minutes per month (today).

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  • Shahid Saleem

    I hope he can show evidence. Otherwise slander lawsuit will surely follow.

    And consider this: people who receive 10-15 crore PER MONTH can easily kill his company or even him. I fear for his safety.

  • Shahid Saleem

    VOIP is the future. Only in backwards monopolistic countries like UAE and Pakistan are they against VOIP. Is it the goal of Pakistani government to help EXISTING RICH COMPANIES make even more money at the expense of the ordinary person???


    Why do you not ask why we cannot CREATE companies and software like Viber and Skype?

    Obviously if they are eating a lot of revenue from existing companies, then that is because they are also EARNING revenue from customers. Shouldn’t we be making VOIP companies to also compete and earn revenue???

    All you think about is calls to/from Pakistan. Guess what, VOIP is calls from ANYWHERE TO ANYWHERE. You think Worldcall, PTCL make any money if someone makes a call from Uzbekistan to UK? Skype does.