KARACHI (May 01 2008): The Telecommunication Sub-committee of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has flayed the decision of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to reduce the duration of a minimum unit call from five minutes to two minutes.
The committee demanded that local calls must be made free. Chairman of the sub committee Khurram Shahzad, presiding over the first meeting of the sub committee held on Wednesday, said that with the reduction of duration of call time, the cost of doing business increased by 2.5 percent.
He said that there were around 1.1 million PTCL subscribers in the city, out of them more then 24,000 phones were out of order. He demanded of the PTCL to take KCCI and other trade bodies into confidence before introducing any new package for its customers. Expressing concern over removing 35,000 employees under the VSS, and said that this had adversely affected working of the PTCL.