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Never share your bank account details on SMS: State Bank

Hackers may gain access to the information

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April 12, 2019


Get fresh currency notes through SMS

The State Bank of Pakistan, through its subsidiary SBP Banking Services Corporation, has launched the service for issuance of fresh currency notes to the public. Fresh currency notes will be available from designated commercial bank branches called “e- branches” and the 16 field offices of the SBP BSC on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr….

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June 1, 2018


Hajj flight operations to start from July 25

ISLAMABAD: Hajj flight operations to transport Hujjaj from Pakistan to holy land of Saudi Arabia will start from July 25 and will continue for a month. According to sources of Ministry of Religious Affairs, the schedule of Hajj flight operations will be posted on the ministry’s website and the intending pilgrims will be informed about…

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July 9, 2017


NDMA guides people on heat prevention through SMS

KARACHI: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is guiding people through its Short Message Service (SMS) regarding the preventive measures from scorching heat. A deluge of people Wednesday received a message on their mobile phones from NDMA against heat and measures to cope with it. The message reads, consume water in large quantity, avoid to…

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April 19, 2017


Social media, SMS replaces culture of Eid cards

ISLAMABAD: Social media, phone SMSs and other source of latest technology have replaced the culture of sending Eid greeting cards to friends, loved ones and relatives on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. The use of E-Cards among the youth has gained popularity and trend of sending Eid cards has almost come to an end now. The…

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July 3, 2016


Talaq, Talaq, Talaq…Imran Divorced Reham Via SMS

The marriage of cricket-turned-politician Imran Khan and his talk show anchor wife Reham Khan disintegrated after ten months and now it has emerged that Imran formally divorced his wife via text message amid furious rows, British newspaper Daily Mail reported. Citing sources, the paper reported the end finally came when Imran texted his wife the…

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November 9, 2015


ECP to start Rolls display, SMS service for voters verification

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will display Provisional Electoral Rolls (PERs) in various cities of Punjab and Sindh from Tuesday (July 21). According to a notification, the voters' lists could be inspected in the offices of Registration Officers and respective Assistant Registration Officers of Punjab and Sindh for seven days, (from July 21…

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July 19, 2015


SMS service for solution of problems

SMS service has been started for solution of problems in Swat. Watch this report by Syed Shahab-u-din.

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May 20, 2015


Subscribers in Pakistan share 301.7 bln SMS in 2014

ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone users in the country have exchanged a startling 301.7 billion SMS messages during one year (July 2013 to June 2014). This means the subscribers exchanged around 800 million text messages per day. A comparison of last two years have showed that total SMS traffic during Fiscal Year 2014 decreased five per cent…

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January 11, 2015


SMS alerts cut deaths from elephants in rural India

VALPARI: Geetha Thomas owes her life to a text message. The 38-year-old tea plantation worker was able to scramble onto the roof of her home in southern India as a herd of elephants rampaged through her village thanks to an alert on her mobile phone. The warning was part of an initiative by the environmental…

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November 18, 2014


PDMA Balochistan launches SMS warning system

QUETTA: Provincial Disaster Management Authority Balochistan (PDMA) has launched early warning SMS alert system to the relevant divisional and district level authorities as part of its Risk Deduction Strategy. “To avoid massive human and property losses, early warning SMS service has been started in the province,”  Home Minister Balochistan, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said while talking…

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July 21, 2014


Caution: SMS from friend may not be real

SMS spoofing may be used to deceive mobile users, who need to be on guard against SMSes coming from fake numbers impersonating as users’ friends etc. Ahmer Rehman Khan reports from Karachi.

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September 26, 2013


Dengue awareness: Sindh to launch SMS service

Staff ReportKARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has decided to launch an SMS service in order to create awareness among the general public about growing fear of dengue fever.The Health Department has sought cell phone numbers of all telecom companies in order to send SMS apprising them of ways and means to remain safe from Dengue…

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August 31, 2013


SMS service to be launched for Hajj pilgrims on September 3

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Government has decided of launching SM service to facilitate Hajj pilgrims on September 3, SAMAA reports.According to the Religious Affairs’ Ministry, Hajj pilgrims will be guided about flight schedules and procedure of performing Hajj through this SMS service.Hajj pilgrims will be warned about different diseases as well through SMS service from September 3….

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August 29, 2013


Voters can now get polling station details through SMS

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Election Commission on Monday formally launched E-Ticket Service for voters enabling them to receive details for polling stations in their areas through an SMS, SAMAA reported.By launching this service, the ECP has banned issuance of paper ticket on the polling day.The service was launched by Secretary Election Commission Ishtiaque Ahmed Khan at…

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May 6, 2013


ECP displays voter lists amid SMS info service

Staff ReportKARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has kicked off displaying new voter lists at more than 52,000 public places across Pakistan, SAMAA reports Wednesday.The massive electoral rolls prepared and finalized by the ECP include names of over 82 million male and female voters.The ECP has also started SMS service in order to help…

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February 29, 2012


Hotmail co-founder launches free SMS service

MUMBAI: Indian IT entrepreneur Sabeer Bhatia on Tuesday launched a free text messaging service, promising that it would be as revolutionary as his previous venture, Hotmail.Bhatia, who co-founded the free email service 15 years ago, said in a statement that his latest venture, JaxtrSMS, would do “to SMS what Hotmail did for e-mail”.The application, formally…

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November 22, 2011


Katrina, Deepika in SMS war

MUMBAI: The reigning queens of Bollywood are in a tussle to grab a prestigious project. If reports are to be believed, the actresses are frantically SMSing a famous filmmaker to convince him that they fit the role. It may be recalled that the hotties don't see face to face after Deepika reportedly broke up with…

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July 20, 2010


SAMAA VIDEO – Ban on free mobile calls, sms packages

NWFP Assembly passes a bill banning free mobile calls and sms packages in the province, Kashifuddin Syed reports. (March 12, 2010)

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March 12, 2010


Ban on free mobile calls, sms packages in NWFP

Staff Report PESHAWAR: NWFP Assembly passed a bill with consensus banning free calls and sms packages by cellular companies Thursday. The bill mentioned that such packages are being misused by youngsters. The assembly also imposed ban on using mobile phones while driving. SAMAA

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March 11, 2010



SAMAA's Shahid Hussain reports from Lahore on the government's new crackdown on anti-state and threatening SMSs and emails. July 15, 2009

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July 14, 2009