PTA not doing its job... By Essa
26 September, 2013
As a law-abiding citizen, I used the 668 text messaging facility to check for the number of SIMs on my name. I was shocked to discover that there were two extra SIMs on my name besides the one I actually have. These extra SIMs had been discontinued and disconnected some six years back. I tried contacting the telecommunications company and was told that I could tell them which numbers I am using and that they would keep them active.
My question is: when a number has been disconnected by me, why are they still in my name in the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority's (PTA) records? Why, after a certain period of time, do the telecom companies not release the number from our names? What if somebody uses the SIM card that is in my name and I have no clue about it whatsoever? I demand to know, when there is such a hue and cry about crackdowns on illegal SIMS (as a vital part of the anti-crime effort), then why are the telecom companies not doing anything about this pending work that they were supposed to do years ago? Why is the PTA not being able to play its role?
ESSA JAN ALLAWALA