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   October 11, 2014



Pakistan Government & Banks Toll Free Numbers

In Pakistan there is no concept of toll free calls by government institutions, banks and other companies. Most of the banks have UAN (111) number which charges per minute. Few of the banks have 0800 numbers but this is number is only toll free when it is dialed from landline. If one is dialing from his/her mobile then 0800 number also charges per minute.

If a daily wage labor calls to NADRA or any bank to inquire about something and he talked around 10-15 minutes then around 30-50 rupees will be charged which is too much for him.

It is very important that government institutions like NADRA, Passport Office and others provide such numbers to public which is toll free from mobile also as now most of the people have mobile. For banks in Pakistan it is surprising that they also didnít have toll free number unlike Dubai and other countries where toll free number is provided by bank which can also be dialed through mobile.

Mubashir Mahmood
KARACHI, Pakistan


ICC & Suspect bowlers

International Cricket Council (ICC) has started a crackdown on all those bowlers who have suspect bowling action. Till now Pakistanís magician Saeed Ajmal, Bangladeshís Sohag Gazi, Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from bowling. in recently held CLT20 West Indian off spinner Sunil Narine, Mohammed Hafeez and Adnan Rasool of Lahore Lions and Prenelan Subrayen of Dolphins (South African local team) were also reported for suspect action.

Itís a coincidence that bowlers from India, Australia and England are not reported for suspect action. Big Three influence or all their bowlers are clean? I am sure that officials sitting in ICC headquarters in Dubai office will not answer this

Mubashir Mahmood
KARACHI, Pakistan



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