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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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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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‘LEAs jeopardising SIM verification process’

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Karachi: While telecom operators grapple with the gigantic task of verification of over 103 million subscriber identity modules (SIMs) using the biometric verification system, “the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are jeopardising the process by harassing and abducting telecom retailers, who are supposed to be the biggest help in re-verification”. Senior officials in the telecom sector […]

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PTA and SIMs

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THIS is apropos the PTA announcement (Dec 31) about the new SIM selling process. It has been mentioned that people should carry the original CNIC when getting a new connection for verification purpose. However, the implementation of biometric system at service centres and franchises of different mobile network operators enables people not to carry the […]

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