For information on Pakistan Telecommunications Contact details, please see the following link:
4.5 Pakistan Additional Service Provision Contact List
Is there an existing landline telephone network?
(Yes / No)
Does it allow international calls?
(Yes / No)
On average, number and length of downtime periods
|Depending upon the problem, but Telecom structure is one of the best in world|
Mobile phone providers (List)
|Mobilink, U-Fone, Telenor, Zong, Warid|
Estimated availability and coverage
(Approximate percentage of national coverage)
|All over Pakistan, approx 95% COverage|
|Procedure to obtain subscription||Passport Copy, CNIC|
The Pakistan Telecommunication Ordinance 1994, established the primary regulatory framework for the telecommunication industry including the establishment of an authority. Thereafter, Telecommunication (Re-Organization) Act no XVII was promulgated in 1996 that aimed to reorganize the telecom sector of Pakistan. Under Telecom Reorganization Act 1996, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was established to regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunication systems, and the provision of telecom services.
PTA has its headquarters at Islamabad and zonal offices located at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi and Muzaffarabad.
PTA's functions include:
Rights of licensees are duly protected;
Regulations on usage or import of:
Yes / No
UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile
|Individual Network Operator Licenses Required|
|Frequency Licenses Required|
For information on Pakistan Nationwide dialing codes, please see the following document:
Pakistan - Nationwide dialing codes