Termnation Rate may be revised on 31 Dec. 2013

ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT )

Chairman Telecom Authority Dr Ismail Shah said that ICH as whole police will not revised only rate 8.8  $ will be revised. It will be by end of December 2013. This  announce in Tve Talk last night. Chairman told participant of talk that ICH Policy, under which all international traffic is terminated through PTCL and revenues are shared by 14 LDI operators based on their pre-ICH market share, is to be re-visited by concerned authorities by December 31st, 2013.

During discussion Mr Wahaj-us-Siraj revealed  14 Long Distance and International operators had bribed former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and then secretary IT.

Mr. Wahaj-us-Siraj, CEO at Nayatel/Micronet and Convener of ISPAK, said that a sum of Rs. 800 Million was pooled from LDI operators to bribe then Prime Minister, then President and then Secretary IT Mr. Farooq Awan to get ICH implemented in the country.

Mr. Wahaj further claimed that these government officials were regularly receiving bribe money of Rs. 100 to 150 million per month from LDI operators.

Mr. Wahaj maintained that then government wanted to achieve two targets; one was bribe money while another goal was to strengthen grey mafia which had more incentive (read margins) for terminating grey traffic into Pakistan after ICH.

Government had then justified the ICH by claiming that national exchequer will be benefited with more tax money through ICH, however, facts suggest that Pakistan made less money for exchequer after ICH due to decrease in international traffic from 1.9 billion minutes per month (before ICH) to just 400 million minutes per month (today).

Note.. The complete video of talk can listen on Teleco alert. com

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