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Mobile operators start blocking 10m unverified SIMs

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Islamabad – After the expiry of biometric reverification campaign of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) on Sunday, the mobile phone companies started blocking around 10 million unverified SIMs, but many of the questions surfaced during the exercise stretching over three months, are yet to be answered. According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), around 78 million SIMs […]

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SIM verification drive to cause loss of 20m subscriptions

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KARACHI: There is a strong likelihood that cellular mobile operators (CMOs) will lose close to 20 million subscriptions as a result of the ongoing drive for biometric re-verification of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards, which is ending on April 12. As part of its National Action Plan to counter terrorism, the government had directed CMOs […]

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