ISLAMABAD (APP) - A recent survey has shrugged away the impression that cell phone towers have hazardous effects on human beings. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), along with Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), has conducted an extensive survey in major cities of the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to check the omission of power level from transmitters and receiver stations (BTSs)/Towers installed by mobile companies. The survey was carried out with the help of special tool equipment in 11 cities across the country including Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The results of the survey showed that power level of all BTSs surveyed was much below the prescribed limits and in line with the policy directives of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines. Therefore, the impression regarding hazardous effects of the towers has been proved incorrect and a misconception. The towers have been installed and are working within the specified parameters defined by Regulator as well as the international bodies concerning the issue.