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TECNO launches its POP 2F smartphone in Pakistan

It costs Rs7,999 only

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September 13, 2019


Register your second SIM or it will be blocked: PTA

The deadline is September 15

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September 2, 2019


Topping up your mobile phone just got cheaper

Service providers stop charging operational fees

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July 15, 2019


Your next mobile phone may be cheaper if it falls in the right tax slab

New duty structure makes some phones cheaper, others expensive

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March 12, 2019


LG will not launch a foldable phone

LG launched rollable TVs earlier this year

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February 19, 2019


The Samsung Galaxy S10 could come in three variants

The phones are expected to be released on Feb 20

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January 20, 2019


NAB officers prohibited from using mobile on duty

Officers also not allowed to have visitors during work hours

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December 10, 2018


Xiaomi may unveil first phone with 48-megapixel camera

Phone will be launched in January

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December 6, 2018


Chinese hotel lets people check in, order food on their mobile phones

WeChat has partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai

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November 23, 2018


Nokia 5.1 plus – super fast performance and powerful AI made accessible

The Nokia 5.1 plus gives you premium performance and design in an accessible package

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November 23, 2018


Mobile phone services suspended in Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala

Services will be suspended from 8am to 8pm

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November 2, 2018


Huawei may become world’s biggest smartphone vendor by next year

China’s Huawei has increased its forecast for full-year smartphone shipments to more than 200 million and said it could become the world’s top vendor of the devices in the final quarter of next year. Huawei, which recently displaced Apple as the No 2 smartphone vendor in the June quarter, expects full-year shipments to beat an…

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August 4, 2018


You can’t take your mobile phone into polling stations

The ECP has banned voters from taking their mobile phones inside polling stations during the elections. It says the move is to ensure free and fair polls. According to a notification, only electoral staff and presiding officers will be allowed to keep their mobile phones with them. However, only the presiding officers are allowed to…

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July 14, 2018


No mobile phone top-up tax until next orders: CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has said that suspension of the tax on prepaid mobile cards will continue to hold until further orders. He gave the remarks while hearing a case about petroleum prices on Thursday. The court had restrained Federal Board of Revenue and cellular companies from deducting 40% tax and…

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July 5, 2018


No tax on mobile phone top-ups, at least for now

Cell phone users in Pakistan will continue to enjoy 100 percent tax-free mobile credit until cellular networks come up with a tax deduction mechanism. The good news came on Thursday just three hours before the deadline that the Supreme Court had set for telcos to find an alternative tax collection mechanism. According to our correspondent,…

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June 28, 2018


KMC City Council members choose texting over governance

Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar’s speech at the KMC City Council session on Thursday went unheard as many members were more interested in their mobile phones than governance. While the mayor spoke about the city’s issues, some members of the council sent messages via Whatsapp and checked their Facebook feeds. Some even went live on Facebook….

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June 21, 2018


Pre-paid mobile phone card taxes put on hold: court

You will not have to pay three taxes on 100-rupee mobile phone top-up cards that leave you with just 65 rupees, a court ruled on Monday. This is effective from midnight Wednesday. Service charges, withholding tax and excise duty cannot be taken on these cards, three Supreme Court judges ruled. They asked why so many…

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June 11, 2018


New BlackBerry phone aims to revive faded brand

There’s a new BlackBerry smartphone, the latest effort to revive the once-dominant brand. The BlackBerry Key2 was unveiled Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to the smartphone brand from the Canadian tech firm in 2016. The new device, which includes a physical keyboard under a 4.5…

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June 8, 2018


How can we collect mobile phone taxes from a labourer, asks CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, ordered all cellular phone companies and relevant government authorities to file a report on 42% tax deduction from mobile phones pre-paid calling cards and ‘easy-load’. The CJP, heading a four-judge bench, ordered this while hearing a suo motu notice he took the notice earlier this month about high…

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May 8, 2018


IHC declares suspension of mobile service illegal

ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday declared that the government or any authority was not vested with the power and jurisdiction to suspend mobile cellular services on the ground of national security except as provided under Section 54(3). Justice Athir Minnallah announced its reserved judgment in identical petitions, challenging the suspension of mobile phone…

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February 26, 2018