Monday, September 28, 2009

How Many mobile Connections are Issued against Your CNIC ?

Following service has been launched by PTA. Through this you can get to know number of connections registered in your name with different mobile operators. In case the number of connections is more than you have in mind, then its better to contact the Service Center of the concerned mobile operator, and get the number blocked, to save yourself from any unpleasnt surprise in future.

A well wanted service is being introduced by PTA in collaboration with all companies. Now you can know the amount of connections issued against your CNIC.

Simply write your CNIC (without dashes) and send it to 668

For instance
Write 3749127299334 and send it to 668.

You will get a reply with number of connections issued against this CNIC for 6 companies (Mobilink, Warid, Zong, Telenor, SCO and Ufone).
Service won’t tell you cell numbers, instead it will actually tell you amount of numbers –

for instance, Mobilink 3,
Ufone 3,
Telenor 2,
SCO 0,
Warid 0
Total 8.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

DHA Infrastructure Charges

Recently DHA has imposed infrastructure charges on its residents on the pretext of laying new storm water drain, claiming to have spent millions of Ruppees on laying new storm water drains.

DHA has not mentioned the loss its residents had to face when they were putting down these drains.

When DHA started to put the storm water drain in our street ( Q street), the digging and drilling staff was unmindful of the underground utilities like electricity wires, gas. sewerage and water line and kept on digging without caring for the damage the digging would cause to the underground utility. Also the crane and drilling machines was inconsiderate about the overhead electricity and phone wires.

As soon as they started digging the road with the help of the machines, our underground electricity wire was damaged. Just a few meters away from the electricity wires was the gas pipe line which was uprooted. Just overhead was our telephone and cable tv wires, which were being badly stretched and pulled by the elbow / arm of the crane.

The road digging staff was without an engineer and did not have any idea of the under ground utilities that they may damage thru their mindless digging.

It was soon the neighbors intervened that the digging was stopped and the labour was forced to stop work, as they were about to damage every cable and every gas line if they continued to do so.

Till today, my underground electricity is damaged and urepaired, and I have been give a temporary overhead connection by the KESC , and to have a regular over head connection I have to submit a new application with the KESC and have to pay charges for wire and pole which would amount to approximately Rs. 25000.

One of my telephone is still out of order and unrepaired till todate.
Our family had to go thru severe mental torture as result of damaged electricity cable, damaged gas line and damaged phone line.
Who is going to pay for the losses which we have gone thru both financially and mentally ?

kesc and tax due date

The recent electricity bill's due date is 19th September 2009.
This would be the last working day before Eid. It is observed that banks are over crowded and over loaded on the last working day before eid. Also the bank timings are very short during the month of ramzan.

KESC is requested to increase the due date by at least 10 days.

Further, the last date for filing income tax return is 30th September 2009.
Since many people perform umrah, sit in atekaf, and have to offer prayers at night in laila tul qadr
its becoming tedious to file income tax return.

Like last year FBR should increase the date by 15 days to allow effeciently filing of tax.