KARACHI – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has failed to conduct its Quality of Service (QoS) survey last year, and it has yet to conduct any such effort this year. It has been learnt that PTA has failed to commence its ninth QoS survey for mobile operators which was supposedly due in November, last year. The authority faced litigation by the few mobile operators over issuing show cause notices to them in the light of their poor quality of service during the eighth QoS
KARACHI – The elected representatives should facilitate and help out the poverty survey teams in their respective constituencies to achieve the desired results under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), said Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo on Monday. She said this during a meeting with BISP Sindh Director General Akbar Aleem Shamim at her office. MPAs Amanullah Mehsood, Shama Arif Mithani, Farzana Baloch and Najma Saeed Chawla attended the meeting. Palijo – also the BISP
KARACHI – The poverty survey being conducted by the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in Sindh would help in learning useful facts and figures on poverty and benefit the poor being covered in the survey, BISP Director General Akbar Aleem Shamim said on Wednesday. He was speaking at in a meeting presided over by Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo, who is assisting the programme on the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari. Palijo was briefed by Shamim on the overall progress
ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister and Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Farzana Raja has said that the government was fully aware of the difficulties being faced by the people in FATA.
She said the government had expedited the development process in the area. In this regard the Benazir Income Support Programme is launching its poverty scorecard survey campaign in FATA after February 15, 2011, which would be completed in two months, said a press release issued
KARACHI – A survey has revealed that 3,090 children reportedly went missing in Karachi in the year 2010. Child and women rights NGO, Roshni Helpline, said in its annual report out of these missing children, 2,472 (80 percent) were boys and 618 (20 percent) were girls.
“If children are out of touch with their family or guardians, we define them as missing,” said Muhammad Ali, president of the Roshni Helpline. “Everyone below the age of 18 is internationally defined as a child,” he
A market survey evaluating the possible application of direct-to-home (DTH) telecom service is being conducted to determine the number of licences which will be issued, Mushtaq Malik, the chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), informed Pakistan Today on Wednesday.
DTH is a digital satellite service that provides television services direct to subscribers. “DTH is the requirement of the market now, and we support the introduction of