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Court directs PTA to block illegal SIMs

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block all illegal and unregistered SIMs (subscriber identity module) of Afghan and Pakistani cellular phone companies within 15 days as these had been mostly used in acts of terrorism, kidnapping for ransom and extortion. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dost Mohammad […]

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PTA carries out inspection of unverified SIMs

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started to confirm blocking of unverified SIMs by inspecting the Home Location Registers (HLRs) of the Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs). The PTA team headed by Director General (Enforcement) visited CMOs’ offices on Thursday and Friday to confirm the blocking of SIMs that could not be re-verified beyond September 2013. […]

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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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IHC seeks reply from IT ministry, PTA – Non-registered SIMs case

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Islamabad: Chief Justice (CJ) Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi here on Thursday issued notices to the secretary ministry of information technology and Telecommunication, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), ministry of interior through its secretary, chief executives of the all telecommunication companies and inspector general Islamabad police seeking their reply over a petition against […]

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PTA’s 2nd bid to curb illegal SIMs

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has begun compiling the data of ‘unverified’ SIMs from the cellular companies and the Pakistan Mobile Database Company as first step to block over four million such connections. “We are keen to block unverified mobile phone connections and for the purpose we have asked the cell phone operators and […]

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