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Verification of mobile SIMs extended till May 15

29 April, 2015

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ISLAMABAD: The deadline of biometric verification of mobile phone SIMs has been extended until May 15 and the blocked SIMs will not get restored after the closing date.

According to reports, action will also be taken against the cellular company if their unregistered SIM is used in any terrorist activity.
According to details, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) meeting chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was told that as many as 70 million SIMs have been registered so far whereas some 20 million unregistered SIMs been shut down.

It was decided in the meeting to extend the deadline by May 15. On this occasion, the interior minister said that the blocked SIMs would not be restored after May 15. He said there would be no compromise on country’s security.

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