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FIA starts crackdown on illegal SIMs

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), under the directives of Interior Ministry, has started crackdown against illegal SIMs across the country. A spokesperson for the ministry said that action was being taken against all illegal telephone exchanges in the country. “In the first phase, 34 people were arrested and over 6,000 illegal SIMs were recovered […]

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Govt wants to re-verify all SIMs

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry has directed mobile phone companies to re-verify around 140 million SIMs through the newly-inducted biometric verification system (BVS) within 28 days and block all unverified connections after the given deadline, sources in the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed. In this regard, a meeting attended by all the five telecom operators was […]

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Pakistan retains death penalty, to anger of human rights groups

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ISLAMABAD: The new government, trying to appear determined to rein in escalating crime and militancy, has ended a ban on the death penalty, in a move condemned by international organisations as inhuman and retrograde. Up to 8,000 people languish on death row in dozens of Pakistan’s notoriously overcrowded and violent prisons. Once a moratorium is […]

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More cellular service blackouts

By Danish The authorities have made a regular habit of shutting down all cellular phone services whenever a major event or holiday comes up in the country. It is mighty inconvenient to have to bear this so often. We are completely cut off from loved ones and friends, we cannot make plans on how to […]

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