Two Illegal Gateway Exchanges Seized in Islamabad

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched a crack down against illegal gateway exchange operator in Islamabad and busted two illegal gateway exchanges in the areas of F-10 Markaz and F-11/4, Islamabad and confiscated other accessories whereas one person was arrested from the scene. This raid was conducted based on the information obtained through PTA’s facility which detects illegal telecom traffic.

It may be noted that PTA has launched a campaign against grey traffickers and established a team of highly technical professionals and dedicated workers to check their activities. The team monitors the illegal activities on twenty four hours basis and adopts different procedures and processes to apprehend the culprits and to prevent losses to the national exchequer through illegal telecom business.

Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen appreciated the joint efforts of PTA and FIA teams and warned all those involved in the illegal telecom business to stop their activities otherwise PTA shall take strict action against them as per the law.


  • Shadzad

    bahi illegal ways py PTA khud batatii hai, aghr VOIP ko law full yani legal ker diya jay tu millones & millones $$ legal way sy revenue earn ho ga PK GOV. ko

    per kithooooo!! aghr sub bimar thik ho gy tu Dr. kaha sy khay gaa

    world may aysi bohat sy country hai jo ye ker rahy hai, on ki Gov legal earnning ker rahi hai, most resent mesaal India ki hai , waha VOIP abb legal hai , or Gov. teleco revenue in billions $$ hai.

    (innder ki baat hai) Etisalt kabi ye hony nai dy gee, aghr yaqeen nai ata tu Etisal ki PTCL deal py il nazr…

  • Ahmed

    Very well said Shahzad,
    In India termination charges are zero now, and thereofore Indian calls free or even at 0.009 Euro cent /min, while we pay atleast 3Euro cent a minut to 20 Euro cent a minute.

    Ofcourse calling using those voip providers doesn’t pay anything to Govt of Pakistan and 99% Pakistanis in any country use Internet VoIP providers. If PTA lowers termination charges then these providers will be compelled to use legal termination routes and not grey telephoney routes and money will go in pockets of Govt. of Pakistan.

  • Darzari

    O yar… 2 office faltoo mein chaapay ki zad mein aa gaye thay… un logon ko sorry. Khamkha 2 ghantay un ko murgha bna k rakha , sorry yar.