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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

SIMs verification deadline may be extended

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is considering to extend last date for the biometric verification of mobile SIMs, as during the first 65 days only 37 million out of out of 103 million SIMs could be verified, while February 26, the deadline set for this campaign is about to lapse. The government is certain that it would re-verify all the SIMs in the country, and to achieve this goal, there are many options under consideration and one of it is extension in the deadline, said an…Read More