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July 21, 2016

Mobile companies looting people through prize schemes: SC

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July 21, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has observed that the telephone companies have made the law a joke by not implementing the court orders.

The chief justice passed these remarks on Wednesday while hearing a contempt of court petition on defying court orders and looting simple people through prize schemes of different mobile phone companies. The court summoned a reply from the PTA and private mobile phone companies in this regard. A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Tariq Pervez Khan heard the case. The chief justice said the telephone companies had made the law a joke and these companies use different methods for offering prize schemes to simple people. He said through these schemes, people were asked to dial a number provided through an SMS and Rs25 were deducted from the total balance when the customer dials that number.

The chief justice said that billions of rupees had been looted through such frauds and these prize schemes continued despite the court orders. The hearing of the case was adjourned the till first week of August.