ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has renewed the permits of Telenor, Ufone and Jazz to run in Azad Jammu and also Kashmir as well as Gilgit-Baltistan for another 15 years.
These permits were to be ended on June 25 (today).
PTA chairman Amir Azeem Bajwa as well as president (Chief executive officers) of Telenor, Jazz as well as Ufone along with senior agents of these cellular mobile drivers (CMOs) attended the permit renewal finalizing ceremony held at the PTA headquarters in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The three CMOs deposited with the PTA 50 per cent of the permit renewal fee. The total permit charge to be paid by these firms is $40.5 m that is $13.5 m per company.
Federal Assistant for Information Technology (IT) Dr Sohail Rajput, Member Money Mohammad Naveed and Member Conformity as well as Enforcement Dr Khawar Siddique Khokhar, of the PTA, the executive director of the Frequency Allotment Board (FAB), joint secretary of the GB Council, replacement assistant (money) and also replacement secretary (welfare as well as growth) of the AJK Council as well as elderly police officers of the PTA also went to the ceremony.
Priest for IT and also Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque praised the masses of AJK and GB on the completion of the process of mobile permit renewal.
He stated in a statement that the AJK and also GB were the prime areas of tourism in Pakistan and the certificate renewal would certainly pave the way for stipulation of 3G/4G and future generation mobile services to the consumers of these areas as well the travelers.