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SA asks Centre to ban all illegal SIMs

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday passed a resolution unanimously, demanding from the federal government to ban all illegal and unregistered Mobile SIMs throughout the country, which become cause of major crimes and terrorism. The resolution moved by Dr Seema Zia of PTI was adopted by the House unanimously. PTI’s MPA Dr Seema Zia while […]

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40,000 Afghan SIMs active in country

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PESHAWAR: Over 40,000 cellphone SIM cards of Afghan telecom companies are operational in Pakistan and most of them are used in acts of terrorism, kidnapping for ransom and extortion. The information was placed before a Peshawar High Court bench by National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday during the hearing into a case about unregistered […]

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SIM security

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The state of security in our country is brought home to us again and again. We see it each time we cross a picket standing on a road or go through the multiple checks at airports and even hotels. With the use of illegal or unregistered SIM cards seen as a key element in the […]

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Fakers using details from electoral rolls

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ISLAMABAD: While the government has been making efforts to curb the use of illegal SIMs [subscriber identity modules], violators have come up with a unique formula to go through the activation process, for their unlawful activities whatsoever. It has become a challenge for the government to eliminate those integrated circuits not being used by the […]

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Threats abound in Pakistan, amid wide network of Afghan SIMs

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PESHAWAR: Afghan SIMs with roaming facility in Pakistan – particularly in the tribal areas – pose a serious threat to security not only to the public, but also their representatives. Officials of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Home and Tribal Affairs department on Monday cited a recent example of tracing a number that turned out to be […]

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Unauthorised sale of Afghan SIMs banned

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PESHAWAR: The deputy commissioner Peshawar on Friday imposed section 144 CrPC banning the unauthorised sale of Afghan SIMs except customer service outlets or registered and authorised agents and franchises. Anyone found violating the order would be proceeded against under section 188 of the PPC, according to a notification issued here. Meanwhile, the Peshawar deputy commissioner […]

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Dismal words by legislators can spoil 3G investment

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KARACHI: While the government is eyeing heavy foreign investment against issuance of 3G licences, at this time such discouraging statements by senior legislators can destroy investors’ confidence, telecom officials said on Thursday. Commenting on the latest statement of Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Parvaiz Rashid that chief executive officers of mobile companies should be […]

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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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Illegal SIMs

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Sir: As expected, the prime minister’s recent announcement to block all ‘unregistered’ cell phone SIMs went completely unheeded. As the vague announcement did not clarify what kind of SIM would be considered unregistered, everyone thought it best to ignore the statement until something more specific was agreed upon. The misuse of SIMs is deeply related […]

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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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PTA decision to discontinue packages

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THE PTA has created further confusion among those who are already paying heavy taxes on mobile usage. The orders appeared on the web. The most important matter for the PTA to look into right now is unregistered SIMs upon which action has been sought for quite some time. Unregistered SIMs are blatantly used by gangsters […]

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