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PTA, calls, block, messages, PTA calls block

PTA gives options to users to block telemarketing calls and messages

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has recently introduced measures for the public to block spam and unsolicited calls and messages.  According to an...

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PTA takes step to block content related to ‘sacrilegious film’ Lady of Heaven’

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Jan 3, 2021 moved to block content in the country pertaining to ‘sacrilegious film’ titled “Lady in...

PTA, social media rules, PTA social media

PTA insists no business will be affected by new social media rules

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that “prejudiced and wrong impression is being created regarding the social media rules. The rules — titled...

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PTA asks Twitter to take action against those behind anti-Pakistan propaganda

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday asked Twitter to take action against the accounts spreading blatant lies about Pakistan. The PTA made the...

PTA, TikTok, Pakistan, response

‘We received no response from PTA despite efforts,’ says TikTok

Popular video-sharing app TikTok says it has received no communication from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and its services remain blocked in Pakistan despite...

Jannat Mirza, TikTok, Pakistan, ban, PTA

TikTok sensation Jannat Mirza wants removal of ban on TikTok

Pakistan’s most-followed TikToker Jannat Mirza has called for a removal of the ban on the video-sharing app saying that “it must continue but with strict...

PTA, dating apps, Pakistan

Five dating apps banned in Pakistan over ‘immoral content’

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked access to five dating/live streaming applications i.e. Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi. In view of...

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Pakistan court orders removal of ban on PUBG

The Islamabad High Court has ordered the PTA to unblock online game Players’ Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG) while approving a petition filed against the Authority’s...

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30 million cellphones blocked in Pakistan for their use in grey trafficking: PTA

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked more than 30 million devices used in grey trafficking last year, according a report by the authority. Grey trafficking...

PTA, DIRBS, smartphones, import

7.64 million smartphones imported in 2019 in Pakistan

Following implementation of PTA’s Device Identification Registration & Blocking System (DIRBS) the use of fake, sub-standard mobile devices being imported via...