PTA, NADRA asked to crack down on illegal SIMs

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The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to evolve a comprehensive mechanism to take action against the issuance of illegal mobile SIMs.

The committee, chaired by Ali Khan Jadoon, expressed concerns over the “indifferent attitude” of both the departments for not complying with its directions after the lapse of considerable time.

Officials representing the PTA told the panel that stringent measures were being introduced to monitor the illegal issuance of SIMs, assuring that the problems had been considerably reduced. The committee was told that the PTA had also taken punitive action against mobile operators who were found involved in issuing SIMs without fulfilling mandatory requirements and verification process.

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