Defeating polio together
ZonG and UNICEF have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for polio campaign. The widespread usage and viability of cell phones across Pakistan helps a great deal in providing opportunity to reach out to communities who are most at risk of the polio. This is the reason of Zong and Unicef coming together and tackling this issue. Text messages from cellphones will specifically target polio reservoirs to enhance knowledge and to help take informed decisions. The initiative is unique in character within polio eradication efforts and polio partnership in the health sector.
End of first round tournament
The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international, both print and electronic media. The first round saw exciting matches between various teams which competed ferociously to reach the second round.
Mobilink has launched “Phone Trade Programme” enabling its customers to exchange their old cell phones with the latest 3G-supported smart phones. In providing affordable access to 3G, Mobilink launches this programme for its users of Smartphones through a retail channel for exchange of their devices. Aamer Manzoor, head of data Mobilink, passing a remark on the launch of the programme, said, “Mobilink has invested more than $4.3 billion in its operations and network modernization in Pakistan.”
A controversy surrounding bidders’ response in the sale of next-generation telecommunication spectrum surfaced in the Supreme Court. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja also ordered that the proceeds of the auction should be kept in the Federal Consolidated Fund (FCF) until it settles a quarrel about the custody of the Universal Services Fund (USF).