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PTA to block unregistered mobile phones after Oct 20

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that all unregistered mobile phones across the country will be blocked after October 20. PTA had launched Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) on May 10 this year, aimed to combat the use of smuggled or counterfeit sets which either serve to reduce tax revenues for the state or pose health problems to unsuspecting consumers. The DIRBS will now become functional on Oct 20. “We recommend that consumers buy only…

Top court bans admissions in unregistered medical colleges

LAHORE: Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed countrywide ban on admissions in the private medical colleges that are not registered from Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) till further order, ARY News reported. During a hearing of the case by a two-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar at Lahore Regsitry of SC, the court ordered to right away stop admissions in the unregistered colleges and said warned action would be taken in case of violation of the order. "Small quarters and garages are being used…