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Operators allowed selling three data SIMs per CNIC

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ISLAMABAD – The telecommunication service providers were allowed yesterday selling three data SIMs besides five voice mobile electronic cards. Telecom service provider, Zong, had challenged the Supreme Court’s May 2012 order that allowed only five SIMs against one Computerised National Identity Card. Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry hearings a case, pertaining to Balochistan law […]

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Today is last day for biometric verification of SIMs

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Today (April 12, 2015) is the last day for biometric verification of SIMs. According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), unverified SIMs would be blocked from Monday. Meanwhile, the PTA has also laid down a procedure for the verification of SIMs of Overseas Pakistanis. For those SIMs which are present in Pakistan and their owners […]

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Cellular industry starts biometric verification of SIMs

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ISLAMABAD: All cellular mobile operators (CMOs) have initiated the biometric re-verification process of around 103 million mobile phone SIMs as part of the government’s newly devised National Action Plan to counter terrorism. Retreating reiterated its commitment towards national security by initiating the biometric re-verification process of SIMs, Mobilink, Telenor Pakistan, Ufone, Zong and Warid through […]

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KCCI welcomes Rangers warning to mobile phone firms

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KARACHI: President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra, while welcoming Pakistan Rangers Sindh’s warning to all mobile phone companies about the sale of unregistered/ illegal SIMs, reiterated KCCI’s six-year old demand to shut down all prepaid SIMs in one go and reissue them to subscribers’ postal addresses which would get […]

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PTA failed to block unregistered SIMs despite court orders

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PESHAWAR: The use of three illegal SIMs in the terrorist attack on the Army Public School and College proved that despite the Peshawar High Court orders the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has failed to block such unregistered devices in the country. As per the police investigation, three SIMs used in the attack on the Army […]

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Govt wants to re-verify all SIMs

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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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SIMs: security concerns

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AS a law-abiding citizen, I checked up using the 668 SMS facility, about the number of SIMs on my name. I was shocked to discover that there were two extra SIMs than the ones I actually have. These extra SIMs had been discontinued and disconnected some five to six years ago by me. I contacted […]

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