Survey Results Disapprove the Harmful Effects of Telecom Towers

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) along with Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) has recently conducted an extensive survey in major cities of the country including Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) to check the omission of power level from transmitters and receivers of Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs)/Towers installed by mobile companies.

The survey was carried out with the help of special tools/equipment in 11 cities across the country including Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Abbotabad, Quetta, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The results of this survey showed that power level of all BTSs surveyed was much below the prescribed limits and in line with the policy directives of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines. Therefore, the impression regarding hazardous effects of the towers has been proved incorrect and a misconception. The towers have been installed and are working within the specified parameters defined by Regulator as well as the international bodies concerning the issue.

This exercise was undertaken on the directions of the Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen. It may be noted that PTA is cognizant of the issue and shall continuously monitor the working of the towers to ensure that the set standards are met and masses shall be updated accordingly.


  • K. Shahzad

    Good to see that PTA n FAB actually care about the public health and assign the frequencies accordingly.

  • stranger

    that’s cool

  • hmm, any further supportive statements? or any other article that lists possible hazards of mobile towers?

  • Jamil Arif

    its grt news and they must have to keep the tight check on it in future and make sure no telecom company install towers in urban ares specially on the roof tops of plaza’s & houses.

  • Rafay

    Great to hear that I have a Zong tower @ my place and in my neighbours house Warid and Ufone are installed same house.
    I was wondering is it allowed to have BTS of more then 1 operator in the same house.?

  • A.R.S.

    ^i have heard that the companies pays a handsome amount of money to people like you..is it true?

  • Aaron

    How do we know that the telecom companies didn’t have anything to do with the results of the survey?

    • Rafay

      This can be true especially in our country.

  • Rafay

    Yep they pay me around 30k i.e all in advance for the whole year with free generator access if installed.
    Zong has not yet installed genset @ my place but @ my neighbors place 2 gensets are installed i,e ufone and warid he has access to both.

  • DAnish Hanif

    I have 2 empty Places and main wahaan tower Tower lagwana chahta hoon so plzz meri yae request hai k aap meri is offer per ghor karain and wahaan visit ya muj ssy contact kare mere Email yah cel num per …. mera aik plot high k kareb and dosra aik kachi abadi main hai … And Im sure k aap ko dono hi jagaho per tower lagany k bad faida hoga and humari bhi network ki problem door ho jahaigi so sir plzz rply me on 03333758126 and my email is [email protected]
    Regrds,,,,,,
    Danish Hanif

  • Malik Yasin

    Well Good efforts of the PTA in the best interest of public. However heavy power Generator makin abnormal noise may also be replaced in order to save the public from hearing deseases and disturbance to aged people and studying students.

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