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SIM verification drive may suffer, PTA warns interior ministry

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KARACHI: Protesting against police and Rangers for raiding ‘rightful businesses’ and arresting retailers selling SIM cards of cellular firms, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has warned the interior ministry that such actions may ‘hamper’ the much-publicised verification drive of cellular data in the country, it emerged on Saturday. The telecom watchdog has expressed serious reservations over […]

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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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PHC summons govt, telecom officials over unverified SIM cards

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PESHAWAR: Taking suo moto notice of open sale of mobile phone SIM cards without proper verification, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan on Friday summoned the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority chairman, the secretary interior ministry and chief executives of all the mobile companies at the next hearing of the case. A single bench […]

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