News:Zong intends to acquire Callmate's defunct licence from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The acquisition of this licence will enable the firm to offer different telephony services such as a long-distance international (LDI) operator. The federal Cabinet Committee and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication have granted approval to the firm to obtain the licence, Zong's Chief Commercial Officer Sajid Mehmood said. The firm has sought to secure the licence since its launch in 2008. However, the licence has not been issued to the operator because of a binding commercial contract between the government of Pakistan and the UAE.