March 21, 2024

Successful Raid in Sahiwal against Illegal SIM Issuance

Islamabad (21th March 2024): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Zonal Office Faislabad, in collaboration with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Circle, conducted a successful raid against franchisee of a mobile phone company in Sahiwal against Illegal SIM Issuance.

The franchisee was found to be involved in the illegal issuance of SIMs that were also found to be used in grey trafficking and fraudulent activities. During the raid, 146 suspicious SIM cards and five BVS devices along with one laptop that were being used to activate the SIMs illegally were seized. Additionally, two individuals were apprehended on-site by the FIA team, against whom FIR has been registered. The FIA is actively pursuing further investigation into the matter.

PTA had filed a complaint with FIA based on information related to the illegal issuance of SIMs by the sales channel. This raid signifies the Authority's dedication to eradicate the illegal issuance of SIMs.


Malahat Obaid
Director PR