668 SIM Information System Launched at PTA Consumer Forum

On the occasion of Telecom Consumer Forum, organized by PTA, Chairman PTA Dr. Muhammad Yaseen is addressing the participants. Secretary Information Technology & Telecom Naguib Ullah Malik and Member Technical PTA, Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar are also seen
On the occasion of Telecom Consumer Forum, organized by PTA, Chairman PTA Dr. Muhammad Yaseen is addressing the participants. Secretary Information Technology & Telecom Naguib Ullah Malik and Member Technical PTA, Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar are also seen

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) organized telecom consumer forum with a theme “Together for Consumer Rights”. Secretary IT & Telecom, Mr. Naguib Ullah Malik was the chief guest while Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen presided over the Forum. Member (Technical) PTA, Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar, renowned poet Mr. Amjad Islam Amjad, representatives of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Cellular Mobile and Fixed Line sectors, telecom consumer groups, academia and the media community also participated in the event. President Pakistan Consumers Association, Kokab Iqbal and representatives of Cellular, Fixed Line and Broadband Services gave presentations during the Forum.

In this event, the Secretary IT formally inaugurated a new service named “SIM Information System – 668” introduced by PTA to enable the mobile subscribers to know the total number of SIMs issued against their respective CNIC number with each mobile operator.

Mr. Naghuib Ullah Malik said that Government is facilitating telecom industry so that it continues to grow. He said that the Government wanted development in the telecom sector which was growing at fast pace during last few years. While talking about “SIM Information System – 668” he appreciated this initiative taken by PTA and said that it is crucial to safeguard our communication systems so that they don’t fall into the wrong hands and for that purpose this new system introduced by PTA will play an effective role.

While addressing the consumer forum Chairman PTA said that the Authority is cognizant of telecom consumer’s needs and taking number of steps to facilitate them in resolving their issues. In this regard PTA has revamped complaint handling mechanism of mobile companies, PTCL and other telecom operators. Launch of this new service is yet another evidence of PTA’s sincerity towards its vision of protection of telecom consumers and their rights. He said that every mobile user can know number of SIMs issued against his CNIC with the mobile company name by sending his CNIC number without dashes and spaces to 668 through SMS. Rs.2/- will be charged on each SMS which is inclusive of all taxes. In case of unauthorized numbers against his CNIC number, a consumer can get the data corrected from the concerned mobile operator’s Customer Services Center. The unauthorized SIM owners will be advised to register the SIM in their names within seven days of notification from concerned Customer Services Center otherwise their calling facility will be stopped after thirteen days and the SIM will be completely blocked after seventeen days of that notice. This service will help in further streamlining the data of mobile phone users.

Chairman PTA said that in order to address the issue of unauthorized SIMs PTA first revamped the system of sale and registration of SIMs and now it has introduced this service which would allow mobile subscribers to get those SIMs blocked which presently are not under their usage. This system provides an Internet and SMS based interface to end-users in order to retrieve the registered mobile SIMs information. He said that it is a robust, secure and efficient sysytem to store a record size of approx 100 Million subscribers’ data. The system ensures proper data integrity mechanism while answering back to multiple queries at a specific time.

The Chairman said that PTA has always been engaged in facilitating telecom consumers with best telecom services along with the due protection of their rights. The efforts of PTA, in this regard, have been translated in its consumer-oriented initiatives like Mobile Number Portability (MNP), system to block stolen Mobiles through IMEI number, establishment of Consumer Protection Department for the redressal of consumer grievances, 7 to 8 digit Numbering Plan for fixed line, new consumer friendly SIM Activation System, lowest telecom tariffs amidst competitive environment etc.

Dr. Mohammed Yaseen said that the statistics of telecom growth in Pakistan are evident of the satisfaction level of telecom consumers with the quality of telecom services provided to them. He said that the overall teledensity in the country has reached 61.80%. There are currently 95.54 million mobile subscribers and the cellular segment leads the share in total teledensity followed by Fixed Land Line (FLL) with 3.5 million subscribers and Wireless Local Loop (WLL) with 2.6 million total subscribers.

  • There are a lot of problems with this facility.A lot of sims block by real owner of it in the Record.when people find out it they block others sims that they have not using.

  • Good service but data is not updated. Recently I ported three numbers to Warid, Now total 4 but data shows only 1. Similar is the case ith Zong, Jazz. When I contacted 321 for this I was told by CSR after long consultation from Supervisor that data is updated til 1st January 2009. After word will be updated soon. Conform yours operator and comment either data is outdated or I was guided wrong. Thanks

  • Consumer Associatioin of Pakistan(CAP) TEAM also participated in this PTA Consumer Forum.Chairman,CAP,Mr.Kokab Iqbal also addressed the forum and highlighted the rights of telecom consumers in Pakistan.He also highlighted some issues of PTCL(Pakistan package launched without consumers consent) and advertisement values of Telecom companies.

    By the efforts of CAP,Consumer protection directorate is established at PTA office,Islamabad and available for the telecom consumers at [email protected] .

    Mr.Amjad Salam Amjad has also participated ,encouraged the telecom operators and consumers to play their positive role.This forum was ended on Q&A session where participants/consumers asked the questions from all speakers.

  • There should also be another service in parallel which should notify which Mobile numbers exactly are issues against a specific NIC. OR this service can also be modified to show actual Mobile numbers issues rather that JUST cound.

  • I went to Mobilink and I was told that there are 3 SIMs issued against my CNIC but they didn’t tell me the numbers. I mean how do i believe the guy and if i believe him why he is reluctant to tell me the numbers against my CNIC. As here there is no procedure of any sort so there might be possibility that to show PTA that all sims are registered against CNIC fake entries were made against any CNIC. Who knows

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  • 668 is good but my experience with mobilink is not satisfied. because i applied for blocking the extra sims two months ago but uptill now action was not taken. please guide me for next step.
    muhammad saleem 03445048763
    cnic no. 3740615784731

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