Police Raids World Call Lahore Office

Wrold Call TelecomPolice yesterday raided World Call’s Lahore office to arrest Babar Ali Syed, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Chief Officer (CO) Anwar and two other persons, said a report published by Daily Times.

Paper said that police raided the offices of World Call despite the fact that pre-arrest bail had been granted to all the office bearers.

Police said that raid on World Call office was concerning a FIR lodged with them. Complainant had claimed that he had invested some money in the company but later decided to withdraw the investment and lodged a case against the company.

Company says that police is harassing the employees of World Call by registering fake cases just to keep World Call away from 3G bidding process.

LDI Operators, on other hands, in a meeting condemned the actions of police against World call Telecom. The LDI Operators in its meeting demanded protection of law for World Call Telecom.

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Worldcall Telecom Limited, an Omantel company, is a multi service telecom operator providing Wireless telephony, data, Cable T.V., Long Distance and corporate solutions, infrastructure to mobile operators in Pakistan. Worldcall Telecom Limited is providing employment to 1600 direct staff and more than hundred thousand people indirectly associated with company business.


  • Is world call big enogh (their operation in PK) to sit in bid for 3G license?

    • Abu Khuzaima

      kehnay maen kia harj haey……..

    • Tahir Anjam

      Not yet but they may want to expand.

      • umair

        Are we talking about the same Worldcall that can not afford to install generators/UPS’s for its cable and internet? 3G? Very ambitious

        • gulzar hussain

          You have very well said Umair. I liked your comments. Worldcall takes no notice of customers .

          Baghbanpura booster is always down and i regularly paid the bill even with customer services lame excuses

  • Shahzad

    its not a v.simple deal….
    background link with market shares price up & down mean SAATY-BAZI

  • IT

    worldcall ko taraqi sy koi nai rok skta

    • YashChopra

      LOL @ taraqi

    • Raja Maja

      He means to say Teeraqi “Swimming” lols ;)

  • Fahad

    WCall doesn’t have the capacity nor the will to bid for 3G. They’re just trying to cover for the shame that has been done to them.

    • Raja Maja

      So True

  • patriot

    did police raid worldcall because they were running grey traffic? There is no way that worldcall can get a 3G license. It is a $500 million license and worldcall doesn’t have that much capital and resources.

    • scooby

      They don’t even have the money to pay salaries of their employees. $500 million ? They probably just have $500.

  • Cel-saif

    really?? 3G bid…
    Must b kidding….. :P

  • Pakistan Consumers Protection

    World call Telecom was one of the initial companies that took initiative of multi dimensional expansion in Pakistan in mid of 90’s. This company was as a result of merger of four companies which included cable, pay phone, LDI and WLL. In year 2008 this company was sold to Omantel by the local management. Omantel kept the existing operational management in the company in order to keep it operations. Baber Ali Syed hired most of his friends who left earlier World call. He made many off the book contracts in order to siphon money from World call by giving contracts to his friends. This was at various times reported by various persons who used to world call. This was coming cause Baber Ali Syed can only speak and he has no prior experience of management when he was hired by Omantel. Since the earlier CEO Salman Taseer was the governor so Omantel wanted him to resign and Baber Ali Syed was made the CEO. Baber is good at presentation but basically he lacks the management skills. He has never worked for such a position to lead a company. Additionally he is fully biased towards his own friends. He had his counter part named Sohail Qadir who he worked to post in Omantel in Oman, so that he can know the in and out of Omantel move. World call will never be able to grow further cause of this failed leadership of World call by Baber ali Syed and his affiliates. This is the result of their very self owned reasons that he did not cared about the company except his self own interest. This is the fate of certain Pakistani community that good organizations fail due to bad leader ship. Baber Ali Syed is one of them. The share price has gone down and at the end Suppliers came knocking the door and broke it……. [By Pakistan Consumer Protection.. We will always tell you the original and inside about the business and guide Consumers of Pakistan to know what they are dealing with, such as bad enterprises, self interests of enterprises and bad motives of enterprises from which you should keep a watch……]

  • Javed Chaudhry

    World call is badly managed company.They do not care about their customers They do not have money to buy the diesel for Generators and stand by batteries for their towers allover Pakistan. World call is unable pay rent of their towers.How can they buy 3G.