PTCL recently launched a new dial-up Internet service called Phone n Net that will allow direct access to Internet from any PTCL land line telephone connection with the billing to take place along with the monthly bill of PTCL. The service, which made smaller ISPs go obviously nervous, was apparently rushed out before Eid holidays. PTCL, it seems, just felt lazy and copy pasted part of the technical contents from the website of competition World Online (WOL). [See snap shot of the PTCL with its pants down on the right.] Here are the original WOL FAQs. [Credits: Shaheer picked this up and mentioned it in one of his posts at TGP.]
Earlier, Rizwan, a visitor of this blog, commented that this picture at the PTCL website is also copied from an ad in the UK. We are not sure but then there is no reason to rule this out either. Fellow KMB blogger Zainab had recently done a piece on plagiarism in the Pakistani blogosphere but it seems that the practice is just too common in our homeland. And more disturbing than the prevalence of the practice is the lack of any shame associated with this.