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SIMs verification through BVS: government fails to prepare SOPs

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The government failed to prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for persons whose thumb verification is not possible even though it included re-verification of Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) through Biometric Verification System (BVS) in the National Action Plan (NAP), it is learnt. The re-verification process of SIMs through BVS commenced from January 12, 2015, where 103 […]

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Illegal SIMs selling like peanuts

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Illegal activation of SIMs continues in Pakistan. Still despite claims by the Interior Ministry and the companies concerned, SIMs are sold at every corner of the street, pan shop, general store, and road-side kiosks. That a SIM must be sold only at the business center of an authorized franchise of the company remains a forlorn […]

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Deadline for biometric system for mobile phone Sims revised

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LAHORE: The federal government has revised the deadlines for the implementation of biometric verification system for cell phones in Pakistan, The News has learnt. According to the revised plan, the government has asked cellular service providers to procure and roll out the biometric devices in all companies-owned customer services centres and franchises by November 30, […]

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Cellular companies to install biometric devices by Aug 2014

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ISLAMABAD: The cellular mobile operators will install biometric devices all across the country by August 15 to check issuance of SIMs to persons using fake identity. According to official sources, the timeline for deployment of biometric devices was decided at the meeting of Joint Working Group constituted by Ministry of Interior. The Group comprised representatives […]

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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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Illegal SIMs may land ‘owners’ in hot water

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By: USMAN CHEEMA ISLAMABAD: Alarming situation arises for those mobile phone subscribers who have not yet blocked the SIMs registered wrongfully in their names, as soon they might face serious repercussions of their lethargic behaviour in terms of terrorism or different cases registered against them. According to the government policy, if a subscriber does not […]

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‘MoIT, PTA to devise SIMs verification mode’

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday directed the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to devise a mechanism on verification of mobile phone SIMs (Subscriber Identity Module), in consultation with cellular companies. The Prime Minister gave the instructions in a meeting with a delegation of private cellular operators. Prime […]

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