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Scrutiny of 103m unverified SIMs begins

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ISLAMABAD: A working group constituted by interior ministry and comprising members from interior and information technology ministries, mobile phone operators, Nadra, the Federal Investigation Authority, Intelligence Bureau and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) began verifying over 100 million unverified SIMs (subscriber identification modules) on Monday, PTA chief said on Wednesday. PTA Chairman Dr Ismail Shah told […]

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55m text messages sent to ECP, companies make billions

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ISLAMABAD: The Short Messaging Service (SMS) for verification of voters list launched by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in collaboration with Nadra and telecom companies, received over 55 million hits and generated multi-million rupee revenues for each stakeholder. When contacted, Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Khan said on Tuesday the total hits on this service were […]

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White Label Service: Election fever leads to surge in SMS traffic

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KARACHI: With the election fever at its peak, the cellular mobile operators have recorded a significant increase in data traffic mainly because of an election-related service in May. On the other hand, the Election Commission of Pakistan and National Database and Registration Authority have earned more than the five CMOs combined from the same service. […]

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