Another Network of Illegal Exchanges Busted

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has seized networks of illegal gateway exchanges in Karachi and Islamabad, which were causing loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer. PTA and FIA’s National Response Center for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) in Karachi and Islamabad launched crack down on the networks of illegal gateway exchanges and arrested two persons from Karachi and another from Islamabad.

The raids were conducted following the information obtained through PTA facility, which detects illegal telephone traffic. Chairman PTA, Dr Mohammed Yaseen while appreciating the joint efforts of PTA and FIA teams, has given directions to PTA Zonal Offices to expedite action against such illegal activities by conducting raids throughout Pakistan.

  • I still remember before the liberalization of Telecom policy the cost of International Calls was o high that it was not feasible to do business because of the high cost.
    If PTCL bring down the price of International calls then it wont be very lucurative for the people operating the illegal Gateway exchanges.
    But in Pakistan the companies don’t want to benefit the people.

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