Finance Minister chairs meeting of grey traffic and spectrum auction advisory committee

Islamabad, February 14, 2014 (PPI-OT): Meetings of the Grey Traffic and Spectrum Auction Advisory Supervisory Committee were held under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at the Finance Ministry, this evening.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Shahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology, Ms. Anusha Rehman, Minister of State for Information Technology, Secretary I.T Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Mr. Ikhlaq Tarrar and senior officials of the government.

Chairman PTA briefed the meeting on the measures taken to curb the grey traffic and informed that 14% increase in white traffic has been witnessed in the month of January, 2014 as compared to December, 2013. During this period 40,000 suspected IPs were blocked.

It was emphasized that PTA shall continue its efforts and take all necessary steps to eliminate grey traffic. In the meeting of Spectrum Auction Advisory Supervisory Committee the progress regarding the auction process was highlighted by the Chairman PTA. The committee was also informed regarding the discussion which Ministry of IT and PTAs delegation had during roadshows/meetings in Saudi Arabia and Qatar early this week.

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