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1m cell numbers blocked to curb grey trafficking

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in its efforts to eradicate menace of illegal call termination, has identified over one million mobile numbers and subsequently blocked them.PTA regularly identifies mobile SIMs being used in termination of grey traffic in the country. A latest annual report of PTA last week said the Authority remained determined to tackle this issue by introducing a number of important measures over the years.Some of them include Monitoring and…Read More

25 million SIMs blocked as extended deadline of biometric verification ends

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article image Staff Report ISD: As the deadline of biometric verification of SIMs ended on April 12,2015; more than 80 Million SIMs have been verified through long held tiring efforts of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Biometric verification of SIMs was part of National Action Plan for counter terrorism. According to PTA, 25 Million SIMs have been blocked after the deadline has passed. The owners of those unverified SIMs will only be able to reactive the blocked SIM upon their…Read More

Mobilink biggest loser in terms of SIMs that have been blocked!

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article image Staff Report ISD: Mobilink has emerged as the first teleco with the maximum number of SIMs re-verified. It is important to mention that Mobilink is the biggest loser in terms of SIMs that has been blocked, approximately more than 11 Million SIMs have been blocked. Cellular companies have gotten 74,636,172 SIMs re-verified on 58,240,851 CNIC’s till 26th March 2015. Mobilink is right now on the top with number of 21,910,704 SIMs verified against 17,904,740 CNICs. Telenor is second in…Read More

2 million unverified SIMs blocked

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Around two million SIMs have been blocked around across Pakistan as the government had declared that all unverified SIMs may be blocked to keep a check over security. Total SIMs were 135 million which were to be verified out of which two million were blocked and other are in the process of verification or blockade. National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication has recently been informed that a joint working group formed by…Read More

40 million unverified mobile SIMs blocked in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Authorities have blocked around 40 million unverified mobile SIM cards across the country as part of the national campaign against the unverified SIMs in the wake of rising incidents of terrorism. This information was given during a recently held meeting of the Senate’s Standing Committee on ITandT. IT Minister Anusha Rehman urged legislation against cyber crimes and said all efforts would be made to block unverified mobile SIMs. Illegal SIM cards pose a serious…Read More

4.7 million unverified SIMs set to be blocked

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The telecom authorities have been directed to consult mobile phone operators to block unregistered and illegal SIMs (subscriber identity modules) "before the launch of the Karachi operation". Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif issued these instructions while presiding over a meeting at Raiwind as part of the ongoing consultations to come up with a mechanism to rid the country, especially Karachi, of "anarchic elements". The PM underlined the need for…Read More