NR3C Smashes 10 Illegal VoIP Exchanges in Lahore

FIA Cyber Crime Circle (NR3C) Lahore raided and seized 10 VoIP exchanges in Faisal Town, Lahore and Model Town Extension, Lahore, said a statement.

Statement said that the raids were conducted under the supervision of Mr. Sajid Akram Chaudhry, Deputy Director Cyber Crime Circle (NR3C) FIA Punjab Lahore.

Five Illegal Gateway Exchanges in running condition in Faisal Town, Lahore and five Illegal Gateway Exchanges in running condition in Model Town Extension, Lahore have been recovered and seized.

The accused parties were causing huge loss of 60 Million rupees per year (approximately) to the Government Exchequer according to initial investigations.

The recovered / seized equipment include 10 Quintum Gateway Exchanges, 20 CDMA Channel Boxes with 08 lines each (Total 160 ports), 70 V-PTCL Phones, 05 computer systems, 03 UPS System, 08 Batteries and internet cables of different sizes, which worth about 25 Million rupees (approximately) according to initial investigations.

Case FIR No. 04/2011 has been registered against the accused persons namely i. Saleem Ahmed Butt R/o Johar Town, Lahore, ii. Muhammad Faizan Qureshi R/o Gujjar Pura, China Scheme, Lahore and iii. Hassan Dar R/o Alfa Society, Near Doctors Hospital, Lahore and Case FIR No. 05/2011 has been registered against the accused persons namely i. Saleem Ahmed Butt S/o Abdul Waheed Butt R/o Johar Town, Lahore, ii. Hassan Dar R/o Alfa Society, Near Doctors Hospital, Lahore and iii. Naseem Butt S/o Abdul Waheed Butt R/o Model Town, Extension, Lahore, which are under investigation.

The accused i. Saleem Ahmed Butt R/o Johar Town, Lahore, ii. Muhammad Faizan Qureshi R/o Gujjar Pura, China Scheme, Lahore and iii. Naseem Butt S/o Abdul Waheed Butt R/o Model Town, Extension, Lahore have been arrested and efforts are being made to arrest the remaining accused involved / identified.

The role of ISP and PTCL will be determined during the investigation.


  • Sharjeek

    1- 95% oversease Pakistanis call Pakistan using VoIP providers due to highest termination charges set by PTA and they don’t use their GSM/PSTN to call Pakistan.

    2- These VoIP providers use grey routes so Pakistan government gets nothing.

    3- India has promoted local VoIP providers, these providers provide calls to India at 0.1 cent a minute. This money goes in pockets of Indian government. Money doesn’t go in pockets of those overseas VoIP providers, and money of overseas Indians is saved, they remain in contact with loved ones back home.

    PTA is actually causing damage to economy while it is claiming it is saving it…a big joke.

  • Munnu

    PTA sab say bara chor hai Itnay High Rates jab ho gain tou log phir VOIP he ko prefer karay gain na.
    Shame on PTA
    And Pakistan Govt.

  • Nauman Afzal

    I visited China a couple of years back and there VOiP boxes with a capacity to house 8 GSM Sims were being sold at $5000 a piece. Quite affordable business I guess

  • Asif Iqbal

    well done FIA Cyber Crimes NR3C Lahore for saving the Government exchequer.

  • SAIMA

    DHL LAHORE and LAHORE AIRPORT CUSTOM are INVOLVE To IMPORT and CLEARANCE of GOIP (VOIP) DEVICES in HUGE QUANTITY FIA have to notice this ISSUE.