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LCCI Office-Bearers, PTA Director Enforcement Discuss Mutual Issues

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LAHORE– Zonal Director Enforcement, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Muhammad Farooq called on the office-bearers of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and had a briefed discussion on the issues being faced by the business community regarding PTA.

LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar and Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad and Executive Committee Member Wasif Yousaf also spoke on the occasion.

On the occasion a number of issues of mutual interest including liaison between LCCI and PTA, awareness amongst the business community, illegal use of devices for communication purposes etc came under discussion.

Zonal Director PTA said that use of amplifier device for communication purposes is illegal and strict action against the users, importers and sellers of these devises is one of the top priorities of PTA. He said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry can play a great role in this regard by creating awareness amongst the business community.

He said that PTA is functioning to regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunication systems and provision of telecommunication services. He said that protection the interest of users is one of the prime objectives of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

The LCCI office-bearers appreciated the performance of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and pledged to make liaison between LCCI and PTA stronger. They said that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority would have to ensure service delivery in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the licenses for telecommunication, upgradation of services and protection of interests of the consumers. They said that PTA should also ensure telecom services in far-flung areas by the operators.

They said that towers of mobile companies should be allowed after strict process of verification and compliant to the health and safety standards. They also called for a strict action against fraudulent elements looting people through mobile networks.— PRESS RELEASE