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Grameenphone pays outstanding Tk 1,000cr to BTRC

Grameenphone pays outstanding Tk 1,000cr to BTRC

The country’s leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone today deposited another installment of Tk 1,000 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) as part of its outstanding due of Tk 12,580 crore unearthed by audit. The operator handed over a pay order of the amount to BTRC before the stipulated time of May 31, 2020 following the directive of the Appellate Division passed on Feb 20 to escape any regulatory measures.

“We’ve deposited the money before the stipulated time complying with the law,” said Grameenphone Chief Executive Officer Yasir Azman in a virtual briefing.

Grameenphone had previously deposited Tk 1,000 crore to BTRC on Feb 23 complying with the court order for a total adjustable payment of Tk 2,000 crore to the regulator.

BTRC Chairman Md Jahurul Haque, after receiving the pay order, said they want to continue work with Grameenphone in an amicable manner.

Replying to a query on solution of the audit claim, he said “We would sit together to come to a decision to finish the process.”