PTA arrests accused, confiscates GSM multiplexers -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

PTA arrests accused, confiscates GSM multiplexers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with FIA Cyber Crime Wing raided an illegal gateway exchange in Hyatabad, Peshawar, arrested one person while confiscating GSM Multiplexers switches and other accessories.

It may be mentioned that during the last one year, PTA has conducted 29 successful raids on grey traffickers throughout Pakistan, which included small and big gateway operators.

During these raids, a number of persons, including foreigners, were arrested along with confiscation of more than forty illegal gateway exchanges, hundreds of SIMs/connections and other accessories. In the campaign against illegal telephony 24,418 mobile SIMs have so far been blocked. The apprehended culprits are being interrogated by FIA and the legal proceedings are under way against them.

It is also noteworthy that PTA under the patronage of its Chairman, Dr Mohammed Yaseen has taken a number of initiatives to deal with the issue. PTA has established highly advanced technical monitoring system to identify such illegal activities throughout the country. After identification of any such illegal activity, PTA not only unearths the exact location of these networks but also launches crack down with the help of FIA against the culprits.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:7/22/2010