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Published on November 27th, 2009 | by Arsalan Mir


Counterfeit Software At Wateen Kiosks

25112009(003)On my way to Karachi, I got a chance to use internet on Wateen Kiosks set-up at Islamabad Airport. I would have really appreciated Wateen’s attempt to put on the complimentary kiosks for travelers and providing them services. But as I got over with my work and closed the browser, I saw something that can not be expected from a recognized broadband company while promoting their brand.

Have a look.



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is a Telecom enthusiast with engineering background based in Lahore. On professional front, he is the Director Operations at the Target Group. He can be reached at arsalan (at) telecompk (dot) net

11 Responses to Counterfeit Software At Wateen Kiosks

  1. Umar says:

    Not surprised at all. Wateen is one of the worst companies to do business with. Not having the authentic software is the least of the wrongs the company has done.

  2. Murtaza Fazal says:

    strange. as at the microsoft windows 7 launch , the Microsoft ppl as well as the CEO of Warid Telecom said they r in some kind of deal but still they using pirated windows ..that’s sad !!!

  3. Arsalan Mir says:

    Thanks for sharing the Warid story Rafaeel. Another point to note over here is that these kiosks are supported by Ministry of IT. They should look in it. If we restrict the use of pirated softwares at upper level then only we can think to eliminate piracy from lower level.

  4. If WATEEN would have bought the corporate version, this error would not have come because corporate serials are for large organizations with multiple systems.

    When i worked in WARID back in 2005, a similar case was filed against WARID for using pirated softwares after which they started buying original versions of all softwares. Don’t know about Wateen and current situation of Warid.

  5. Arsalan Mir says:

    @ Bilal

    If that is the case the issue must be resolved because it is earning bad name for the company.

  6. Bilal says:

    Its not their fault. I have a legitimate copy as well and I suffer from this. Most likely somebody stole or duplicated the serial key

  7. Muhammad Saad Siddiqui says:

    This shows that how much we are used to of using pirated software… this is all because people are not fully aware of the benefits of using opensource Operating systems… but here we have a big multinational with such a blunder… i just can’t express my feelings that how bad it looked on an airport where we have frequent visitors of foreign nationalities…..

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  9. Obaid Nasir says:

    thanks for sharing … nice observation !

  10. Saad Najeeb says:

    wow!…i think that this put not a gud reputation on the company image, and specially on the places like airport where lots of international customers are also expected. Lets see what the company officials have to say about this!!!

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