ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA )
The final determination regarding the violation of the license by Zong Pakistan is expected in the next few days. Pakistan Telecom Authority has completed the proceedings and hearings regarding the show cause notice against Zong Pakistan.
Zong Pakistan was issued a show cause notice by the regulatory authority earlier due to illegal international traffic the company was generating. The allegation against the company was that 11 million minutes of international calls were terminated illegally.
There have been total four hearings, during which the legal team of Zong has categorically stated that there is no reason for a show cause against company. Telecom Authority has taken the final decision in this matter which will be issued to the public soon. It is expected that the decision may include suspension of license or heavy fines.
The mobile company failed on the part of the licenses in provision of the licenses services against the terms and condition of the licenses amounts to serious violation and contravention of the prevailing regulatory laws, directions of PTA and the terms and conditions of the licenses mentioned in show cause. The penal provisions prescribed under section 23 of the Act, i.e, to levy fine up to Rs. 350,000,000/- ( Rupees three hundred and fifty million ) or suspend or terminate the licence and/or impose additional condition by issuance of an enforcement order against the licensee under section 23 of the Act.