PTA told to decide licence application of private firm.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to decide an application submitted by a private mobile phone service provider seeking licence to connect Azad Jammu and Kashmir with the fibre broadband.

The court issued the order on the application of Nayatel. IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq directed the PTA to decide the application within four months in accordance with the law.

The petitioner company stated that it had applied for the licence to provide fibre broadband in AJK in July 2021 and PTA kept its application pending citing security clearance as a reason which was not required under...

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