PTA’s Directions over Pakistan Package Boldly Dishonored by PTCL

We spoke a lot about PTA’s role in Telecom industry of Pakistan, where it took plenty of initiatives for the betterment of industry and our national economy, but on other hands, telecom companies very boldly kept on challenging the authority by not accepting its directives.

Very recent example of this disrespect is demonstrated by PTCL, when the landline company was directed to quit its “Pakistan Package” by August 31, 2008. However, it was not happened so…! (and this direction came after a reconsideration request by PTCL… hence it was second directive from authority)

To recall our memories, lets review the content of that official letter sent by PTA to PTCL Dated: July 30, 2008 – Ref: 15-18/08(CA)/PTA

Authority regret to inform PTCL that request for reconsideration of PTA’s decision (over the withdrawal of Pakistan Package) cannot be accepted to and authority’s directives dated 25th June, 2008 should be implemented in true letter spirit by PTCL. However, as PTCL has still not informed its subscribers about the withdrawal of Pakistan Package as directed by authority, company is directed to publicize the effect of abolishing Pakistan Package within 10 days of this letter and the Pakistan Package shall be withdrawn by PTCL by 31st August, 2008

There could be two good reasons that PTCL did not withdraw Packistan Package, either they took stay from court, or in other case they just didn’t bother much about these letters they receive from PTA on daily basis…! or Maybe, they asked for another reconsideration…!

I leave it upto my readers to decide the rest ….

Tech and telecom reporter with over 15 years of experience, he works as founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • For those who think Pakistan Package is good for them, then why PTA is directing to quit it… please read on

    1 – PTA is responsible for not protecting only the consumers, but they are also responsible for keeping other operators alive. If PTCL offers such a package, what would happen to other operators? So this is to maintain a balance between the companies and for the interest of our economy

    2 – PTCL is Significant Market Player, and they must not operate on rates which may cause negative impact on other companies

    3 – When PTCL launched this package, they had termed it as a “Limited Time offer”, and its been a year now, that this limit is not being reached.

    Hope these lines justified my point…


  • it is very estonished to know that why pressure is being multiplied upon PTCL for withdrawl of Pakistan package ?while subscribers are facilitating betterly for long distance calls. Other companies should face boldly for compitition ang more facilitate their consumers .
    PTA needs to watch public intrest instead of jalous telecom companies .
    I hope PTA will will discourage other companies to stress withdrawl Pakistan package

  • PTA is a toy, with which any company can play subject to the “greed” and “warning” they offer. PTA was good in allowing companies to introduce good VAS but PTA seniors are, trillion percent surely, not trained for “Consumer Protection”. Most of them with poor childhood-adulthood are only at “high seat” to fill up their pockets. I think Goverement should start hiring people who have very good financial background, so, that officials can look upon Consumers instead of their own pockets.

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