PTA Plans 3 More 668 Services in Phases

Few days ago we reported that about 16 million requests have been served through Web or SMS for 668 services. PTA marked this as successful completion of first phase, and has planned another three phases to be rolled out with time, as told by sources.

Phases include:


  • Conversion of Connections from NIC to CNIC
  • Maintaining of 668 register
  • Blocking of Black List

As part of phase II, around 4 million SIMs registered on old National Identity Cards are now planned to be transferred on the computerized NICs from June this year. Sources told that authority is already in process of devising the strategy to achieve this goal.

Most likely, mobile operators would be asked by PTA to facilitate the customer and transfer their SIMs’ registration on the computerized ID card, but the authority itself is not going to establish any sort of facilitation centre for that purpose, sources added.

It may be recalled that total of 11 million SMS requests and 5 million web requests have been entertained by 668, since the official launch of 668 service on October 15th, 2009.

According to the details a total of 0.90m complaints were lodged in response to 668 information system, which reported total of 2.38 million irregular connections.

And out of 2.38 million SIMs, total 0.90 SIMs have been regularized, another 0.5m were blocked and around 0.92m SIMs are pending regularisation.

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