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Afghan SIMs cannot be active in Charsadda: PTA officials

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) officials believe that terrorists who attacked the Bacha Khan University on Wednesday were either using SIMs issued by Pakistani cellular companies or a satellite phone as there is no possibility of using Afghan SIMs in Charsadda. “It is 100% confirmed and has been re-verified that roaming of Afghan SIMs in […]

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IHC seeks reply from PTA chairman in Afghan SIMs case

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Islamabad: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Thursday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman to submit reply within a fortnight in a case pertaining to stoppage of operation of Afghan SIMs in Pakistan. The petitioner in person, Advocate Raja Saimul Haq Satti, has cited the federation of Pakistan through […]

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PTA ordered to curtail use of Afghan SIMs

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ISLAMABAD: The government has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to curtail the operations of Afghan cellular phones in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because of security issues. Informed sources told Dawn that more than 40,000 SIMs (subscriber identification module) of Afghan mobile telephone companies were operating inside Pakistani territory […]

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40,000 Afghan SIMs active in country

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PESHAWAR: Over 40,000 cellphone SIM cards of Afghan telecom companies are operational in Pakistan and most of them are used in acts of terrorism, kidnapping for ransom and extortion. The information was placed before a Peshawar High Court bench by National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday during the hearing into a case about unregistered […]

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Mobile signals ‘intrusion’ irks PTA

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LAHORE: The signals of Indian and Afghan mobile operators continue to spill over into Pakistan territory. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has confirmed occurrence of “cross-border interference” along Pakistan’s borders with India and Afghanistan. “We have taken measures to curb the interference. The ministries concerned and the law-enforcement agencies have been asked to take up […]

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Illegal SIMs: some suggestions

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A SIGNIFICANT contributor to the law and order situation in the country has been the unaccountable SIMs which are then used either to coordinate acts of terrorism or criminal activities, as well as in some extreme cases to detonate bombs. Owing to the absence of a regime where SIMs could be associated with the person […]

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Threats abound in Pakistan, amid wide network of Afghan SIMs

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PESHAWAR: Afghan SIMs with roaming facility in Pakistan – particularly in the tribal areas – pose a serious threat to security not only to the public, but also their representatives. Officials of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Home and Tribal Affairs department on Monday cited a recent example of tracing a number that turned out to be […]

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PHC orders end to roaming facility on Afghan SIMs

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to end the roaming service provided to Afghan cellphone companies in the country within a fortnight, observing that SIM (subscriber identity module) cards of Afghan companies had been used in the most cases of terrorism and kidnapping for ransom. A bench comprising […]

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