Auction of 3G / 4G Challenged in Supreme Court, Stay not Granted!


It appears that there are people in Pakistan who still want Pakistan to remain without 3G and 4G technologies.

Just hours before the auction, a petition has been filed in the court that seeks a hold on the auction plan. Petitioner believes that auction violates the rules and that it will fetch less money that it actually should.

SC, however, didn’t grant the stay on the auction. Auction is all set to proceed tomorrow as per plans. 

Interestingly the petition comes from a political party called “Watan Party” through its counsel Barrister Zafarullah Khan.

Petition says that targeted revenue was $1.3 billion (approximately Rs126 billion), which is far less than expected due to government’s desire to fill the gap in budget of 2013-14 through foreign exchange.

He said the PTA was going to auction 3G and 4G licences simultaneously and getting far little price as compared to India and Iraq.

Watan Party alleged that many of the companies taking part in the bidding were defaulters on banks liabilities. He said the auction was being held against the rules of PPRA (Public Procurement Regulatory Authority).

The petitioner requested the court to stop the government from ‘illegal’ auction and direct it to start the process afresh strictly in accordance with rules.

It won’t be out of place to mention here that auction of 3G / 4G was being expedited on directions of Supreme Court itself.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • aamir7

    This Watan Party and all those (especially sitting in Senate’s standing Committee) are bunch of morons.

    For instance in this petition, the Watan Party forgot to mention that UK had raised EUR 38.3 billions from the auction then why Pakistan can’t generate EUR 80 billion, as we are more than the double the size of UK.

    I am so disappointed by these insane examples of human beings that I literally want a bus to hit them hard and crush them with eternal silence.

    • Bilal

      im so freaking done with these so called politicians, the moment i thought pak will finally have 3g after all this time.. these freaks come out of no where to destroy it all.. again

      • awaz

        sir they are playing with nation just gather them all and fuck them with bullets n kill all these bastards.. One day will come when they will be getting this attitude from people… Really shit people they are sad to rad that… :(

    • yajamal

      Aamir Bhai i share your feelings. One day we’ll have to act on such scum dragging us down.

    • Thinker

      Hehe, Aamir its unfair you are filling both spaces:)

    • i am going to buy a bus

  • yajamal

    Another attempt at holding Pakistan back. Let’s all raise our voice against all such individual/parties blatantly trying to sabotage a great opportnity for pakistan. If i had a chance i’ll have so called parties “shot”.

  • Junaid Ahmad

    The only option left for this Auction , that this process should now be carried out by TALIBANs :@ ******* these parties !

  • razik shah

    lets first default all operators who have not paid spectrum auction levies, usf and r&d levies that are their license obligation and you will get lot of revenue. PTA should first do compliance of earlier policy or launch telecom policy then go for 3G.

  • Kami

    hahahah good going…

  • Muhammad Dildar

    Dear i assure you 3g and 4g auction will take place on its due date. These illiterates and ignorants of the said party will lick the dust. Hope for the best. Inshallaha we’ll see the auction process tomorrow.

    • Usam


  • Kami

    lets all join and teach a lesson to this Watan Party

  • ali ikhlaq

    hahahahahah i think i should hit my self in a wall after seeing this. Ufffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

    • Kami

      wait let me get ready

      • dExTeR

        are you a wall??

      • ali ikhlaq

        :P. well @dExTeR

    • RM


  • Farhan Warsi

    GOD Does’nt Help Those who Does not Help Themselves. I really want to meet this so called watan party in private and give them a lil taste of adventure :D

  • Want 3G Hardly

    3G Going to Happen

  • Danish

    abhi stay order aajata to Taaliban Zimmedari Qabool Krlete ;)

  • Eli Ehsan

    just another low-lifer getting Few cheap thrills… Be gentle with Pot shots to them y’all..

  • sana

    great decision taken by SC..and IA auction will be on its time..

  • Fraz

    Thanks God we have a sensible CJ .Check following link for the damage our country has suffered as in various sectors because of this petition business and decisions of earlier CJ.

  • guest

    This Watan party and all those who want to cancel the auction are a set of morons

  • rimsha khan

    Very good decision by the court…O Politicians! Please dn’t halt the country’s progress due to your bad objectives and interests…

  • guest

    we hope the supreme court will kick them out without any stay order and we will see the auction tomorrow INSHA ALLAH

  • Tanveer Ali

    Good decision. It is the requirement of time. I Cant understand why these people are against the auction.

  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    In your face Zafarullah Khan!

  • Shariq Ansari

    maine aaj se pehle watan party ka naam nahi suna tha :p
    publicity stunt lagta hai mujhe tou ye.

  • Ali

    Warid Rocks

  • Ahmed Habib

    I wanna burried them alive with my own hands afterwards hang me if you decide I did wrong!

    True indian agents, nothing else! They do not want pmln getting popularity in youngsters of Pakistan!