February 02, 2023

Successful Raid against Illegal Issuance of SIMs

Islamabad (February 2nd, 2023): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), has carried out a successful raid, against illegal activation of SIMs, at a franchisee of mobile company in Wah Cantt.

During the raid, digital equipment including laptops, PCs, mobile phones and SIM cards (both active and inactive) were confiscated. A total of four suspects were arrested. Earlier, PTA had filed a complaint with FIA after abnormal SIM sale pattern was observed at the sale channel.

It is pertinent to mention that PTA has recently launched Multi Finger Biometric Verification System (MBVS) in December 2022 and the raid is part of its efforts to proactively control the attempts being made to bypass the new system. It is testament to PTA's commitment and persistent efforts in curbing illegal issuance of SIMs.


Malahat Obaid

Director (PR)