ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA ) Supreme Court has finally ended the International Clearing House (ICH) saga today by issuing orders that have formally deregulated the Approved Accounting Rate (AAR) and Approved Settlement Rate (ASR) with immediate effect.  This means that the longstanding issue of ICH has finally settled down.  ThisRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA ) Pakistan’s largest telecom company, PTCL, reported massive decline of its profits for 2014. Compared to 2013, profits plunged by 74.8 percent due to huge expenses under the head of Volunteer Separation Scheme (VSS). The telecom group made a profit of Rs 3.966 billion in 2014 asRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA ) Justice Athar Minallah issued notice to chairman PTA to reply within fortnight regarding as to why he has not done what is needed while this whole petition was transferred to him vide order dated 10-12-2014. Respondent also have to submit a detailed para wise commentsRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA ) Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has written to LDI companies regarding the Sindh High Court’s stay order against Ministry of Information and Technology policy directive. The stay order  has stopped the implementation of  the policy directive that saw International Clearing House will be abolished and LDIRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA ) International Clearing House failed to get  aims and targets It is requested to review the ICH arrangement/policy directive as well as ASR regime as currently enforced. So international incoming calls to Pakistan may be brought through competition among telecom LDI Operators. Pakistan Telecom Authority presentRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT ) The Chairman, Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), Dr. Joseph Wilson, has welcomed the Government’s decision to withdraw the controversial International Clearing House (ICH) agreement. ICH Agreement, which came into force in September 2011, created a cartel of all 14 Long Distance & International (LDI) operatorsRead More →