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GraphicMail Starts Offering its Email Marketing Solutions in Pakistan

By | April 15, 2014 7 Comments

GraphicMail – a specialized email marketing company — has announced plans to expand its operations in Pakistan. The company originally based in South Africa, currently having its physical presence in more than 24 countries, is now operating with a software development centre in Islamabad. GraphicMail has recently registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to become first registered email-marketing solution provider in [...]

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National Cyber Security Bill Introduced in Senate

By | April 15, 2014 3 Comments

National Security Council Bill 2014 – aimed at fighting the crimes committed over internet and through computer systems – was presented in the Senate yesterday. Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed tabled the bill named as Cyber Security Council Bill 2014. The bill seeks the establishment of a 30 member ‘National Cyber Security Council’, defines its functions and powers as to develop and draft policy, guidelines and [...]

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Confirmed: Ufone, Mobilink, Telenor and Zong Submit Sealed Bids for 3G / 4G Licenses

By | April 14, 2014 20 Comments

As we reported earlier today, its confirmed now that four local operators – namely Mobilink, Telenor Pakistan, Ufone and Zong (China Mobile Pakistan) – today submitted sealed bids for the auction of 3G / 4G licenses, confirmed a statement issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Statement said that authority received four bids for spectrum auction for Next Generation Mobile Services in Pakistan till the deadline of [...]

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3G / 4G Auction Starts: Four Operators to Submit Sealed Bids Today

By | April 14, 2014 105 Comments

Telenor, Mobilink, Ufone and Zong are submitting their sealed bids for 3G and 4G licenses today to leave behind Warid, the only operator in the market to have not participated in the bidding process. Market sources confirmed ProPakistani that four operators are submitting their sealed bids today in order to qualify for the final bidding process to be held on April 23rd, 2014. Unlike it [...]

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Pakistan to Deal with Grey Traffic, ICH After 3G / 4G Auction

By | April 14, 2014 2 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom are all set to deal with grey traffic and International Clearing House (or ICH) amicably after the auction of 3G and 4G licenses later this month. Sources who are familiar with the development confirmed ProPakistani that a massive and thorough plan has been prepared for complete elimination of grey telephony that is causing loses — [...]

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PTA to Sell New Local Loop Licenses in Pakistan

By | April 14, 2014 11 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has decided to sell Local Loop licenses to interested buyers, we have confirmed with sources. Issuance of of LL or Local Loop licenses will be carried out under telecom deregulation policy of 2003. PTA has said that it will start processing the pending application for LL licenses, while new interested players can also submit new applications for acquiring new LL licenses. For [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S5 – Preview & Quick Hands-on

By | April 12, 2014 4 Comments

Samsung — along with Ufone — launched its latest flagship device Galaxy S5 in Pakistan yesterday. This new smartphone packs a lot of exciting new features but the look remains the same. Galaxy S5 from Samsung is priced in Pakistan at Rs. 75,000 and comes with 20 GB of free internet from Ufone that will remain valid for one whole year. We are yet to [...]

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Ufone and Samsung Co-Launch Galaxy S5 in Pakistan

By | April 11, 2014 15 Comments

Samsung and Ufone announced the co-launch of Galaxy S5 & Gear Fit in Pakistan today. Continuing the bond, both companies are confident that this partnership will bear fruit and deliver exquisite end product and services to the customers. Mr. Taimur Faiz Cheema, General Manager Marketing, Ufone opined, “Ufone has the distinction of becoming the exclusive partner of Samsung for the co-launch of Galaxy S5 in [...]

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Ufone Brings the ShahCar Offer 2014

By | April 11, 2014 6 Comments

Ufone has once again given its subscribers a chance to win a brand new car through the ShahCar Offer 2014. To participate in this offer, Ufone’s prepaid subscribers will need to recharge a balance of Rs. 200 or more between the 5th of April 2014 and the 20th of May, 2014. Once a subscriber recharges a balance of Rs. 200, he/she will qualify for an [...]

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Karachi Tops Online Property Searches in Asia

By | April 11, 2014 5 Comments

The online property listings portal Lamudi ( produced an analysis of searches on Lamudi’s online platform, which reveals that the Pakistani city of Karachi is the most popular location for home-hunters in Asia. Karachi was closely followed by Lahore and Yangon City, Myanmar in the analysis. In full, the cities which made the top five ‘most searched’ areas are: Karachi, Pakistan 26% of searches Lahore, [...]

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Mobilink Announces ‘Rising Star 2014’ Competition for University Students

By | April 11, 2014 No Comments

Mobilink has launched the ‘Mobilink Rising Star’ competition in HEC recognized universities across Pakistan. This initiative has been launched as a means to inculcate innovation, passion, and leadership qualities amongst the talented youth. The competition aims at promoting the philosophy of a better every day by encouraging students to utilize their innovative brilliance and passion to make a positive difference in the society at large. [...]

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3G / 4G Auction to be Held on Time: Authorities

By | April 11, 2014 29 Comments

Planned auction of 3G / 4G licenses in Pakistan was somewhat jolted when Senate’s standing committee on Information Technology yesterday recommended to delay the auction since Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is yet to have its member technical. Senate’s standing committee, chaired by Mr. Idrees Khan Safi, said that auction should be delayed till the appointment of third member of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Faisal Raza Abidi during [...]

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Nikon Outs a New Android Camera

By | April 11, 2014 2 Comments

Nikon’s unveiled its first Android camera a year or two back, in August 2012. That effort was half-hearted, as the biggest problem was the OS itself: Gingerbread which is pretty terrible on smartphones, let alone cameras. But here it is, and after almost two years of struggle, here’s the successor to the S800c, the S810c. The camera, Nikon says, should be rather be regarded — [...]

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Samsung Catching up with Apple in the Tablet Market

By | April 11, 2014 6 Comments

According to recent figures by ZDNet, Samsung is now closing up on Apple quickly in the tablet market, after leaving its closest competitor far behind in smartphones. The company now holds a market share of 23%, compared to Apple’s 30%, though, the difference is narrowing quickly with the share of the latter sloughing away slowly. Samsung’s catching up in the market has been attributed to [...]

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Facebook to Remove Messenger From its Official App

By | April 10, 2014 11 Comments

Until now, if you wanted to chat with your friends on Facebook, you could either open messenger on the main app or simply install the separate, more intuitive Messenger app. As it turns out, the former option is now being cancelled in favour of the latter. In the coming few weeks, starting from Europe, Facebook will be removing the Messenger from its official app, meaning [...]

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