The wait is finally over now because Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) and the Ministry of Information and Technology have officially started working on license renewal policy of telecom operators. In the current scenario of a country where foreign direct investment is playing a vital role to boost the economy.
In a recent interview with Express Tribune, PTA stated;
“The renewal of licence and associated spectrum at the end of a licence duration will be as per the policy of the government. In case of renewal of licences, PTA will make recommendations to the federal government within the time specified in the respective licences.”
This statement by the government is a game changer and relief for the telecom industry of Pakistan. PTA also enforced that all procedures related to licence renewal must be handled in a timely manner. So, consumers and mobile operators don’t face any issue.
The government is also expecting that the new license renewal policy can generate an income of 1 – 2 billion Pakistani rupees. It directly shows that the government is serious about it and looking for great revenue from this policy.
Well, it’s really great to see the significance of government for the license renewal policy. It’s almost impossible to imagine a life without a 3G/4G data connection. Especially when you are a frequent traveller or social media marketing then you need data connection 24/7. Otherwise, your work will be paused, your content couldn’t be posted on social media, and your followers would be kept waiting to see your updates and so on.
Hence, the licence is being renewed. As government and telecom operators are now on one page. The user isn’t going to face a hard time. So, keep doing whatever you’re doing and earn money online without facing any problem in the coming weeks.
The issue is getting bigger with every passing day as very short time has remained for the license renewal. Well, it’s really glad to see that Prime Minister Imran Khan showed some seriousness for this issue. He has made a committee to access the standards for the license renewal of three major telecom operators. The government is also expecting to generate 1-2 billion USD in revenue from this process.
In this digital era, life can never be imagined without the internet. Especially for those who are earning online. Well, after the formation of a technical board on the order of PM Imran Khan, a new hope has been generated. It’s like a beam of light in the dark, for the telecom operators.
According to experts, the license policy should be finalized at least 20 to 24 months before the expiry date to avoid any kind of problems. The license of two major cellular networks Telenor Pakistan and Jazz are going to expire in this month. The industry may face a tough time if the license wouldn’t be renewed before the expiry date. While the license of Zong is also going to expire later in this year.
It’s almost impossible to travelling somewhere from where you can’t post your content on social media, due to no signals on your smartphone. Even you can’t avail the facility of cab service without having 3G/4G data on your phone. The things which can’t even be imagined, how can we face in the future?
However, the government should take immediate action on it. Formation of a board isn’t enough, the execution and how fast the work is being done is actually matters. Plus, it’s not only about you and me. It’s about Pakistan, if the issue wouldn’t be resolved soon, the country might face inflation.
What if your mobile signals disappear and you can no more access 3G/4G internet?
It seems shocking but you might face this. If the government wouldn’t renew the license of telecom operators. Basically, the license is required to be renewed after a certain period of time. It’s a worldwide policy which applies to every country. Similarly, in Pakistan, the license of the telecom operators is about to hit the expiry date. The renewal policy has already been delayed by the government for a year.
Now, the tension is increasing with every passing day. It’s a very serious problem which mobile operators are facing nowadays. The telecom industry plays a vital role in the economy of Pakistan. They have created many job opportunities for the youth of the country. From foreign direct investment (FDI) in billions of dollars have already provided a boost to the economy of Pakistan. Unfortunately, this all might be stopped. If no serious consideration would be shown to the renewal license policy.
Telecom industry has unveiled that they are supposed to pay the renewal fee in US Dollars. While their revenue is in Pakistani rupee but due to the devaluation of Pakistani currency, the fee is undoubtedly so high. It’s almost impossible to pay the fee in dollars. So, they have requested to the Pakistani government that they should consider the use of Pakistani currency as renewal fees than paying in dollars.
The government is focusing on Digital Pakistan. To achieve this goal everything needs to be digitalized. It’s almost impossible to achieve this objective if the license policy wouldn’t be renewed.
Youth is earning from social media platforms, blogging and other social networking sites. 3G/4G has been their basic need. In fact, many agencies are achieving their digital goals because of the internet, which they can access at almost every corner of Pakistan.
- What if they stop getting network?
- What if they stop getting internet?
Their digital journey will be stopped. Their source of income from the internet will also be gone. Since the government should show some seriousness and cooperate with telecom operators to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
In a world of modern technology, everyone is aware of global warming. There are hardly a few countries who are actually working for it, and the majority them are suffering from it without doing anything for it. Pakistan is one of the countries which is suffering a lot from climate change.
According to the report of the Global Climate Risk Index 2018, Pakistan is on number 7 in facing climate change which makes it the unguarded country for it. A country which is full of blessing in terms of nature, 4 kinds of weather, seascapes, landscapes, mountains, glaciers, rivers, and much more, is now at the alarming risk of climate change.
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In this situation, someone must have to be serious and think about it. And finally, a private entity from the business industry realized its responsibility to contribute for the future generations of Pakistan. JS Bank has become the first business institution of Pakistan that has been recognized by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). GFC is of the world’s largest platform that supported by almost 200 countries to counter climate change by investing in climate resilient development and low emission. It also works to reduce greenhouse emissions in developing countries.
Now, JS Bank of Pakistan will be able to apply for funding of up to 250 million US dollars per project. The bank will also use funds for other private sectors to support the action for climate change, and it will also encourage them to work for it.
It is really great to see this seriousness to work for climate change from any private institution of Pakistan. It is also promoting a positive message to the world that Pakistan is serious for it, and officially started to work for it. With JS Bank certification with GCF will also encourage many other institutions of Pakistan to come forward and start working for a serious issue.
Indeed Coke Studio has played a major role in Pakistan Music industry. Many new singers have gain popularity because of this platform, and many evergreen songs which youth didn’t even listen, not only came to know about those but also loved it a lot. And just because of this platform old songs have been presented in the voices of many new singers.
2017 is a year when not only Pakistan is going to celebrate its 70th anniversary but also a platform namely “Coke Studio” will celebrate the completion of 10 years milestone. So, this year, expectations from coke studio are even higher. And just today coke studio unveiled the complete list of singers and songs that are going to be part of season 10.
Here is the complete list of artists of Coke Studio 10,
Sahir Ali Bagga
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Quratulain Balouch (QB)
Shafqat Amanat Ali
Zau Ali (Sajjad Ali’s daughter)
Untitled girl’s chorus
Us Rah Par
Lathay Dee Chadar
Dam Mast Qalandar
Ranjish Hee Sahi
Asan Yaar Manana Ae
Mujhse Pehli See Mohabbat
Source: Express Tribune