Edotco planning to invest $250 million in Pakistan over next five years

Chairman Edotco Group said the company wanted to become a partner in Digital Pakistan Programme

FBR launches mechanism for paying duties and taxes online for unregistered mobile phones

However, sellers of mobile phones would be required to pay duties and taxes too and fines for for their registration according to the adjudication mechanism

Advancement of ICT led development, a priority for the government

Mr Maqbool shared with the advent of mobile internet, Pakistan is on the same route of development as that of neighbouring countries

Mini-budget to have negative revenue impact of Rs6.8 billion during remainder of FY18-19

Despite the major shortfall of Rs 158 billion during the past six months, the FBR has kept the tax collection target unchanged at Rs 4,386 billion for this financial year ending June 2019

China says U.S., Canada abused extradition agreement over Huawei executive Meng

The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Meng, the daughter of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd founder Ren Zhengfei, Canada’s ambassador to the United States told the Globe and Mail newspaper in an interview published on Monday

Mobile broadband fosters digital financial services

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Import duties on mobile phones raised by 15%: Report

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Poland could consider limits on use of Huawei products

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Jazz CEO Aamir hints massive layoffs in a bid to revamp Jazz

LAHORE: In a recent message sent out to the employees at Jazz, Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim informed the company that Jazz would be going...

Reliance Communications says committed to settle dues with Ericsson

The transaction was key to the debt-laden telecom operator’s restructuring plan, announced in May 2018, which entailed the sale of telecom assets such as towers and airwaves to Jio

PTCL wins ‘Best Asian Operator’ award

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has won the award for ‘Best Asian Operator’ at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2018, held in Dubai.PTCL President...

No duty payable on phones being used on roaming for less than thirty days: Azhar

For these phones to be registered, Mr Azhar said it can be done at either the airports or in any of the Customs houses across the country and phones aren’t detained during the process of registration/duty payments

Huawei founder’s daughter arrested on U.S. request, puts trade war truce in doubt

Huawei confirmed the arrest in a statement and said that it has been provided little information about the charges, adding that it was “not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms Meng”

Qualcomm launches 5G-enabled Snapdragon 855 processor for smartphones

The key feature of the Snapdragon 855 chip, launched at an event in Hawaii, is a so-called modem for phones to connect to 5G wireless data networks with mobile data speeds of up to 50 or 100 times faster than current 4G networks

IT minister tells Senate committee headway expected in recovery of $800m from Etisalat

While answering queries from Senator Imamuddin Shouqeen regarding the sale of PTCL properties, Mr Siddiqui said PTCL had been barred from selling its properties

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