The Appellate Division today granted two-week time to Grameenphone to reply on how much it can pay Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) out of its Tk12,579 crore dues.
An Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain fixed November 14 for next hearing.
Grameenphone lawyer Tanim Hossain Shaon confirmed it to The Business Standard.
Earlier on October 24, the court asked Grameenphone to inform it about the amount it can pay now to BTRC.
On October 21, the High Court rejected Grameenphone's plea for an arbitration to mutually settle its dues of Tk12,579 crore claimed by BTRC.
Dr Sharif Bhuiyan and Tanim Hossain Shaon filed the plea for arbitration on behalf of Grameenphone.
Tanim Hossain Shaon said according to the BTRC-1996 Act, the litigants concerned could file for arbitration. But the act in 2004 was revised without consultation with stakeholders in the telecommunication industry and the provision for arbitration was annulled.