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SIMs not verified via BVS to be blocked in phases

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The government and cellular industry reached an understanding on phase-wise blocking of Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs), not verified through Biometric Verification System (BVS), it is learnt. Official sources told Business Recorder that not a single SIM would be automatically blocked despite the given deadline for first phase of SIM re-verification on February 26 (Thursday). After […]

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Millions of pre-paid SIMs likely to be blocked tomorrow

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LAHORE: Millions of pre-paid SIMs are likely to be blocked tomorrow (Friday) as the government is indecisive whether or not to extend the Feb 26 deadline of biometric verification for those having three or more connections to their names. A senior official of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told Dawn on Wednesday that the government was […]

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Cellular industry starts biometric verification of SIMs

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ISLAMABAD: All cellular mobile operators (CMOs) have initiated the biometric re-verification process of around 103 million mobile phone SIMs as part of the government’s newly devised National Action Plan to counter terrorism. Retreating reiterated its commitment towards national security by initiating the biometric re-verification process of SIMs, Mobilink, Telenor Pakistan, Ufone, Zong and Warid through […]

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SIMs retailers complain about harassment by law enforcers

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KARACHI: Cellular SIMs retailers on Tuesday complained about ‘harassment’ by law enforcers and feared the ‘coercive’ modus operandi may dislodge the entire re-verification process of customers through Biometric Verification System. Retailers said the government had assigned them a ‘big’ project to re-verify over 103 million SIMs across Sindh but the law enforcers’ actions pushed them […]

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