Whither privacy... By Shariq
03 October, 2012
I was recently shocked to learn that a duplicate of my SIM card had been issued to some unknown person without my knowledge or consent. On inquiry from the customer service department, I was informed that my SIM card had been issued illegally from some ordinary shop. I found it rather unbelievable that some random shopkeeper was able to authorise the issuance of a private SIM card. I was in for another shock; the recipient of my SIM card extracted a report of all my calls and text messages from my cellular network's website. Where does our privacy stand when even a lay shopkeeper can issue duplicate SIM cards? The concerned authorities in Pakistan must take stern action against this disrespect for people's privacy and should question the telecom companies about their lack of professionalism.