01 June 2010

In Writ Petition filed through Azam & Rai, the Lahore High Court restrains the PTA from taking action against Multinet Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.

Sector: Telecommunication Laws
In Writ Petition No. 2356/2010 filed by Azam & Rai before the Rawalpindi Bench of the Lahore High Court on behalf of Multinet Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. against the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the Lahore High Court has restrained the PTA from taking any action against Multinet Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. in relation to the payment of Access Promotion Contribution (APC) for the Universal Service Fund (USF) under the Access Promotion Regulation, 2005, pursuant to the Access Promotion Rules 2004 and the Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-Organization) Act, 1996.

Multinet Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., an Axiata (formerly TMI) Group Subsidiary, is one of 14 Long-Distance International (LDI) Licensees in Pakistan.

Multinet Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. is one of four LDI licensees, which Azam & Rai is representing before the High Court in the dispute, which all LDI licensees have with the PTA in relation to APC for USF payments. 5 out of 14 LDI licensees have consulted Azam & Rai in this regard.