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PTA permanently removes unverified SIMs record

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had called for submission of record of banned SIMs from network operators. The unverified SIMs delinking was part of National Action Plan to curb terrorism. In response, the telecommunication companies have submitted the record to PTA which will be overviewed and delinking of 98.3 million SIMs will no more attached to any Computer National Identification Card (CNIC). The PTA has announced that the unverified SIMs record will…Read More

PTA permanently removes unverified SIMs record

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had called for submission of record of banned SIMs from network operators. The unverified SIMs delinking was part of National Action Plan to curb terrorism. In response, the telecommunication companies have submitted the record to PTA which will be overviewed and delinking of 98.3 million SIMs will no more attached to any Computer National Identification Card (CNIC). The PTA has announced that the unverified SIMs record will…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