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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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Sorting SIMs

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The issue of illegal SIMs has continued for months and as a consequence we have seen the frequent blocking of cellular services linked to security concerns including the use of mobile phones for illegal activities, terrorism included. It is believed that controlling the use of SIMs could prevent this. With past efforts to do so […]

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Cellphone firms told to pay compensation

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday directed the cellphone companies to compensate victims of terrorist activities in which their unregistered SIM cards were used. As ruled by the court, the compensation should be paid under qisas (retribution) and diyat (blood money) laws. The directions were issued by a bench comprising Chief Justice Dost Mohammad […]

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