Block (Prepaid) SIMs, Wrap Up Businesses and Go Back Home [Part 2]

As promised, I am back with part 2 of this multi-part post in which we are discussing Rahman Malik’s intention of blocking prepaid SIMs to enhance law and order situation in the country.

Part 1 can be read here.

The Problem: Unregistered SIMs

Before we move ahead, it is learned that blocking of prepaid SIMs is still on the cards, to make sure that all unregistered SIMs are eliminated from the country. It is said that a decision is likely to be taken next week during a scheduled meeting at Pakistan Telecommunication Headquarters where representatives of all cellular companies will meet under the headship of Chairman PTA to discuss the matter.

Business Recorder has reported:

Meeting would decide whether to block SIMs in a step-by-step manner or to regularize them with proper checks and balances. If the meeting decided to block illegal pre-paid cellular SIMs, all mobile companies would have no option but to comply and immediately block all connections issued on fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs).

About 80 percent of all mobile phone SIMs are issued on prepaid accounts and according to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, nearly two million of these SIMs were issued on fake documents.

As you have rightly read, PTA believes that 2 million SIMs (out of 120 million) are issued on fake documents, while another official source, i.e. Mr. Ahmed Chinoy, chief CPLC Sindh opinioned that 70 percent of all SIMs are fake.

Mr. Chinoy was speaking with Karman Khan of Geo TV last night. In the same show (can be watched here) Mr. Rahman Malik was also shown as saying that Mobile Phones are responsible for 75 percent of crimes in the society.

Though the facts observed by various official sources differ a lot, but indeed we are in problem. Everyone will agree that menace of un-registered or illegally documented SIMs is cause of unrest for all kinds of crime, ranging from wrong calls to bomb blasts.

History of Unregistered SIMs

At this point of time, one might be interested to know the basic cause of these unregistered SIMs. For that let me take you back to 2005-06 when first time the issue of unregistered SIMs had surfaced.

Total subscriber base was then hovering around 30 million subscribers with Mobilink at top with around 10-12 million subscribers. That was the time when cellular boom was initially sensed by those who were to reap the benefits in years to come.

Cellular companies, back in 2005-06 and later on too, vigorously sold SIMs even without asking the customers for ID cards or getting the registration forms filled. That was the time when sales manager were busy, round the clock, in selling SIMs and making their commissions. Franchisees were part of this, or let me say they were the front end or working hand of this whole game. They sold SIMs without documentation for commissions they are still living upon.

telenor_simsFranchisers had given SIM cards to mobile phone repairing shops, karyana stores, general stores, book stores, Net Cafés, Naswar Walas, Music Stores and to every possible outlet that could sell SIMs.

These un-official outlets were never concerned about registrations of SIMs, instead they just contented with Rs. 25 they could make with each sale.

Franchisers, then, had to hire special staff to just fill the forms, who would fill thousands of fake registration forms (of SIMs that were sold at un-official outlets) against an unknown CNIC. One CNIC was often used for thousands of registrations.

Just to recall our readers, that was the time when crossing of photo-copy of CNIC was first introduced, to make sure that copy of our CNIC isn’t used by some mobile phone franchisee for fake registrations.

In short, mobile phone SIMs were sold in every corner of the country without registration with only one target in mind: Increase the number of subscribers.

In addition to fake registrations, mobile phone operators found it valuable enough to self-activate the SIMs – meaning that SIM weren’t issued to any customer but they were activated without any use to make them counted as a subscriber (even when they had to pay activation charges from their pockets) to increase the subscribers’ base to please their bosses back in their head-offices aboard and to increase companies’ stock value.

PTA’s Role in Stopping Illegal Sale of SIMs

Its not that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority wasn’t aware of the situation. Thanks to “Wrong Calls” the issue was identified very early and was highlighted in media too. But there was very little that PTA did to stop cellular companies from selling large-scale un-registered SIMs.

PTA’s then Chairman, Maj Gen (R) Shahzada Alam was enjoying the feather in his cap for selling GSM licenses and then taking the cellular subscriber base from under five million to eighty million in just four years. He was rewarded nationally and internationally for this achievement.

But who knew then that this achievement of Mr. Alam was a suicidal growth that would one day give Mr. Rahman Malik a chance to kill the communication in whole country.

PTA, after Dr. Yasin became the chairman, introduced various methodologies, SOPs (including 789 system, 668, end to pre-activated SIMs and so on) to curb illegal sale of SIM, but those helped only with the registration of new SIMs. Despite all the measures, already sold SIMs (in earlier years) were never registered and the problem persisted.

PTA, mainly on pressure of Rahman Malik, blocked millions of fake SIMs in various phases to make sure that no illegal SIM existed. But, for that, they had to rely on cellular companies – who never wanted to decrease their subscribers’ base.

What Next

As described above, it is understandable that we are in a severe situation. There are un-registered SIMs available in our vicinity plus there are ways of obtaining new SIMs without proper registrations.

This must end. This must end now.

Just for the record, I have been saying: “This must end, This must end now” for over 4 years (ever since I started this blog) but I can tell you that problem remains there. Apparently, no one is taking interest (to completely eliminate illegal SIMs from the country) for reasons obvious to everyone.

Every 4 to 6 months, Rahman Malik comes in and issues statements for curbing illegal SIMs, in response to which PTA blocks few million SIMs and that’s it. Everyone gets back to their lives – leaving the problem there as it is.

I am confident that this time too PTA will block few million SIMs and then everyone will get to their routine work. Un-registered SIMs will remain there as they are.

Do we have a solution?

If you are wondering that we are in middle of no where, and blocking prepaid SIMs is the only solution then you are wrong. Fortunately, we have case studies available with us where countries revived from exactly the same situation which Pakistan is facing today. Those countries successfully resolved the problem of un-registered SIMs and are now enjoying hefty growth.

We will discuss those case studies in later parts of this series.

Stay with us.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • Aamir bhai, sub se pehlay iss PTA ko dissolve karwaein as they are doing nothing in favour of general subscribers…..

    • Bahi main kuch nahi kar sakta. Main tu just aik blogger hon, jo news report karta hon – aur apnay views daita hon just.

      Baqi tu concerned authorities ka kaam hay sara.

      • Is it a rocket science to verify the antecedents of mobile sim owners? NOT at ALL, if there is a REAL WILL to DO so. Even this can be done easily within six (6) months. Simply, All existing mobile sim owners should be asked to personally appear before their nearest NADRA offices, submit a list of their mobile phone numbers on a prescribed form, and the data so collected by NADRA may be sent to the PTA. After the expiry of six (6) months period, all unverified sims must be blocked till these are verified through this way.

        • Why NADRA, simply person with SIM & CNIC should appear at Mobile Operator office and it can be verified. and what is the big difference in Post paid & Prepaid, one pay money in advance and other recharge card even a post paid customer can recharge his sim. but post paid customer personaly visit the M.O office and same thing can be adopted for prepaid sim customers also, why the sims are verfied on phone calls???????why can’t he come to the Mobile operator office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Aamir, 7 Mobilink sim registered under my cnic and i did’t even know the numbers :( i check throw 668 and i did’t even own any mobilink sim in my life. how they get registered with my cnic any idea ?

        • When ever your provide your NIC copy to any shop or store, don’t forget to cross it with the pen, and mention the purpose on it why you are submitting your NIC copy. Otherwise it can be used for any illegal purpose and you could be in danger.

      • acha qadam hai,bt s k elawa b option hai, sim k rate ziyada hona chahiye,retailers ko ziyada fayda ta k wo sahi tariqa apnaye,new sim bohut had tak kam kare ziyada se ziyada har franchis ko 1000 sim issue kare,jis company k sim par ghalat use ho tu os company ko kari se kari saza de etc

  • I agree with you Amir, Blocking all the sim is not the solution. What i think that this government has decided to put their best effort to ruin this country. Instead of solving the problem of un registered sims, they are creating more problems for the general subscribers.

    Anyways lets hope for the best…waiting for the case study you’ve mentioned in this post.


  • Amir bhai pehle b mainay comment diya tha k sirf new sims ki issuence band krnay ka soch rahi hai government.

  • I don’t think Govt blocking all 80% SIMs but i agreed if they go with few solutions. i.e

    – Dispatch the SIM on the required NIC address
    – SIM expiration idea is good and collect from the Office.
    – Everyone go their offices and show the NIC when the announce any date then block other SIMs.
    – there are a lots of other good solutions but this have to done on quickly basis.

    Blah blah blah…..

  • Well most of your posts are views from others posted by your name and some totally illogical ones are definitely yours. I’m sure you will moderate this.

  • Government tamam sims band nhe kar sakti. 12 crore log prepaid sims use kartay hain.
    Postpaid sim ager use ki gaye to ye her kisi ki pohech may nhe hoge. Main Warid ki postpaid sim use kar raha tha jis ka monthly line rent Rs.300 tha.

  • this decision clearlly shows lack of vision of our govt and ignorance of our nation.
    it wont decrease any crime.. agar koi kidnapper, banda kidnap kr skta hai to call karnay k liye mobile bhi snatch kr skta hai.
    postpaid sims use kar k larkian larko se baat nahi kr sakti kya? jis ne ghar chorna hota hai wo koi na koi way dhund hi leta hai. internet, landline, parks.. many other options are available too.
    prepaid numbers pe bhi call history n sms history ki service available hai. parents wo use nai kr sktay kya?
    if they doing it to control terrorism, then they shoud know agar terrorists bomb afford kar skatay hain to satellite phone bhi afford kar saktay hain…. instead if they use mobile network then it shoud be easy for govt to tap their phones and control terrorism.
    Sab se baray criminals to politicians khud hain.. wo corruption chor dein to ye saray problems khud hi solve ho jain…

    • i agree. like always, instead of practically thinking and applying measures that will solve this issue over a period of time, we use typical knee-jerk attitude here “ban all sims”.
      then whats the difference between uneducated man who kills his sister for loved marriage and so called highly educated professionals sitting in PTA who will endorse this move? nothing. knee-jerk reactions everywhere. sadly becoming a part of Pakistani culture.

  • We should adopt a strict policy for registration of already issued sims because blockage of prepaid sim is not a solution. PTA must adopt strict policies to meet this challange.

  • I am using my ufone sim on mushtaque ahmed from punjab i don’t know who is he…… while me in hyd…. i will never register it on my name…. until it stopped… abhi se apne naam karwa ka sar ka dard kuen…. Dear Jangul ma aag lagti to kuch jangal saaf karna parta he….. Ban on prepaid is best solution…. do you know in mobile companies ne ham se kitna kamya he….. shayd pakistan ma koi bhi idra pichle 60 years ma na kamaya ho…..

    • Man you are completely insane. What makes you think they will make LESS money on postpaid? POSTPAID PLANS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE! First you to pay line rent every month even if you don’t use your phone. Yes that covers some free minutes but if you don’t use the phone it is still money in the telco’s pocket not yours.

    • o bhai saab, un companies ne kamaya hai to ap hi ne un ki services use ki hain na, huh!
      Ap ne nahi kamiyi deni to phenk do mobile apni pocket se.
      Cant believe kaisay kaisay idiot log hain is mulk mai !

  • I am enjoying the situation and I also know that barking dogs cannot bite therefore we listening so many interviews from government and higher official but nothing will be done only the firing from their mouth but not taking a proper step stop prepaid sims is the not a final solution. so there should be proper system to re system the all previous sims in a proper data.

  • Mujhe pata bhe nhe tha aur mere naam pay telenor ke 12 sims registered thein. Ab tak to main samjhta tha k ye mere kisi dost ya rishtedaar ke harkat hai, lekin ye article parh k samjh ayi hy ye begherat Telenor walo ka kaam hai, jo dosro ke unregistered sim ko apnay dosre customers k naam pay daal rahy hain, takay wo sims chalti rahein.. :[email protected]

  • Government decides to increase SMS limit to 20

    With the situation in cities affected by the hate campaign against the people from Northeast getting back to normal, the government on Thursday increased the number of SMSes to 20 per day with immediate effect.
    It has been decided to revise the permissible limit of “bulk SMS/MMS to 20 in place of five with immediate effect”, said a notification issued by the Ministry of Communication.
    “The other conditions will remain the same,” it added. It means mobile phone users can send a maximum 20 SMSes in one day. As far as MMSes are concerned, users can send only up to 20 KB of data in one go during the ban period.

    The distorted messages and images in the past few days have led to the tension and panic in some of the cities in south India especially Bangalore. This has resulted in the mass exodus of the people of Northeast from these cities.
    Keeping in view the situation the government on Friday had imposed a ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days restricting them to five.
    Industry lobby COAI , the limit of five SMSes per day may cause a loss of up to 8 percent to them.

  • main tu is ka haami hon k sarey connection postpaidkar denay chaiye ,kamse kam mulk k halaat tu achay hon gay,terrorism kam ho jai gi karachi main aur poorey country main.aur sarey juraaim pesha logo ko pakarna asaan ho ga.

  • Keya postpaid SIM per street Crime krny ky baad terrorism main use nahi ho sakta?

    I think, ye Mulk hi band kr dena chaiye for SECURITY REASONS!!!

  • Admin jaan pyari nahi hai? zardari ki nazar mai agay to sochloo?. sim band karne se terrorism khatam nahi hogi facebook n other social network open 4 terrorist. or postpaid par hojay to england type package honge jesa k 1000 mai line 2 line free n other network 1000 minutes

  • I thing it will going to happen immediately to stop crime,misuse of mobile in colleges by boys and girls.

  • Excellent report on criminal misuse of SIMa and mobile phones involement in blowing up people. Eagerly awaiting third article.

  • main saudia main hon and ider b asa he kuch problem face karna para saudi government ko laken ino nay iska best solution nakla hai na k Rahman baba ki thara prepaid SIM he block. well solution kia hai wo main share karta hon.. saudi gov nay yah solution nakala k sab SIM pay msg kea k aap apni SIM ko apny name pay karvain if SIM apk name pay nai ho ge tu aap apna account recharge nai kar sakty..for example jab b aap easyload or card load karin gy tu jis number pay aap load kar rahy hon gy jab tak us SIM k owner ka ID card number nai insert karin gy tab tak recharge ho ga he nai..jasy k if main card load karna chahta hon jab card load karo ga wo mujse pochy ga apna ID card number insert karo if wohe id card jis pay mari SIM register hai wo insert karo ga tab he ja k recharge ho ga nai tu nai…hai na best solution..? aap recharge he ni karva jab sako gy tu apki SIM tu automatic block ho gaye ge.. and ider card load karny sy validity 6 month yah 1 year nai extend ho jati jasy pak main hoti hai… i think Rahman baba ko koi yah solution bata dy tu boat acha ho ga..
    aap sab mary solution sy itfaq karty hain??

  • Design to right hai but ye sub possible hona difficult hai is ka koi aur tareqa karna chaheye jis say awam ko faida ho jo fake sim’s hain un ki investigation kar kay un ko block kary is mai koi harg nai hai ye right hai i think proper solution he ho to he acha hai…..Thanks

  • If SIMs are sold from Franchise, problem still exist. Sale is only from Company’s BUSINESS CENTER.

  • Amir bhai,

    last month there was a new MOC owners were called off by NAB for some unpaid taxes……..never heard of it again

    I feel MOC shut down has some connection wid this. Govt protecting MOCs and MOCs protecting Govt. a frend in need is a frend in deed

  • They said earlier that ‘Double Sawari’ is the basic reason of all crimes. Now it is pre-paid. I guess all share holders of Cellular companies have earned enough and now they are preparing for a safe exit.

  • Agar Har CNIC Wale Bunde se verification le kar un se total number leaye jayeen to k app ke pass Kon Se Number apne name p hain baqi k block kardiye jaen phir use sim se dubara Activation ka silsla jari hoo jae Then All Sim Verified nd Purely Safe our Country

  • Honestly speaking to block the unauthorised . unregistered SIMs is really a rocket science it is not so simple. We have to seek guidance form difference case studies of other countries as well. But one thing is must that is the good and sincere intentions to resolve the issue and not to make further money……..

  • Well.. Mery khayal se tu iska ek asaan sa hal hai. Jis tarha k her new sim ko active krany k liye aap ko 789 dial krna parrta hai issi trha tamam mojoda sims ko bhi dobara register kiya jaye. I know it sounds silly… Lekin is trha hmari 5 minutes ki takleef PPP ki in mulk DOST policies ko rok skti hai. Tareeqa simple hai her sim card pe ek message send ker dia jae k ap 24 ghanty k andar 789 (ya kuch bhi) pe call kr k apni maloomat den warna apki sim block kr di jaegi. Is trha jo sim card owner maloomat nh de pata us ki sim block kr di jae aur tub active ho jb wo sahih maloomat de..

  • Aamir, I was not expecting such comments from you that the franchisees are part of fake sales. The company gives targets and if the Prepay sims qouta is not lifted your retention is held. Do you think that anyone would sell the Prepay sim on upfront loss of Rs: 40.00. The companies need to change their mind set as sales are coming down and the churn ratio is very high.

  • Rehman Malik kabhi theek kaam bhee kar sakta hai, khair haalat tau waqai buhat kharab hain bhangi ho ya dhobi, rickshaw wala ho ya bus conductor, bhangan ho ya kam karne wali massi sabke pass 4 ya 5 sims tau hoti hain ..many evils are atatched with this increasing pre-paid culture, law should be made to issue signle sim on single cnic in all networks means each pakistani can keep a single mobile sim, by virtue of MNP facility one can switch his network if he/ she desires to do so, therefore restriction on pre-paid mobile system seems to be a good step as after implementation of same only genuine mobile users will keep mobile phones, i have witnessed a traffic police constable talking on mobile while discharging his duties on a road what a rubbish, young generation getting is getting spoiled by this mobile bomb. I strongly favour to immediately stop pre-paid mobile services all over pakistan.

  • bhai log…..masla yeh hy k rehman bhai ko iss dafa bakra eid dhoom dhaam sy mananee hy iss liyay wo koshish kr rhy hain k zyada sy zyada mobile companies pr pressure daal kr note chaapay jayain……dnt worry kuch nhe hoga bus tamam companies ko reham bhai ke madad k liyay awam sy chanda jama krna hoga takay wo eid dhoom dhaam sy mana skay……

  • well, tbh it’s long been since I’m hearing that govt. Has decided to block the sims which are not register but I’ve never seen nor heard from any of my friend whose sim might have blocked due to the foregoing reason.. The main point is when we give a CNIC Copy to any sim-seller while expecting him to register the number on it & go back to our homes thinking it’d be done as simple as we’ve said. But as far as I think, companies have no idea which number they’re registering to whose name or id card? Recently I’ve checked my papa’s sim, my mum’s even mine was not on the names of our family. Who knows when and how the names of those person whom we don’t even know got registered on our numbers & what for? Who is responsible for that? We, who had given our original CNIC copy, the shopkeeper who messed up with them or the company which actually registered it?
    We must have to bring such a system first which’d actually make us able to check the CNIC numbers after registering to see whether it’s registered on the name of real person who’ve bought the sim or someone else who is oblivious to even the term of “mobile” e.G calling on the numbers which’re recently registered to confirm whole this thing.
    After then one can expect all the favours to be done in our country on the name of security or secure system etc which now they’re thinking would be done just simply by blocking all the unregistered numbers. See you

  • When there is a will there is a way… Govt, Media, Mobile Operators, Franchise owners and consumers no one is serious to resolve this issues, just meaning less discussions on blogs, t.v channels as there is no other issue to highlight. No case studt to check Bano MArd karo sari sims block over night and ask consumers to get their sim un block after valid documentation and verification masla hal ho jaye gaa magar woh eemandar loag emmandar intezamiya kaha say aayee geee sab bakwas hai baatain hain nothing else.

  • I think that the sims on prepaid will not be blocked. Becuse at this time everyone has a connection. If sims r blocked all the companies will be in loss.time period of this govt. Is near to an end. New govt. May cancel the orders and choose an other way

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    اسلام علیکم۔

    أپ سے گزارش عرض ھے اس ای میل کو ایک بار ضرور پڑھیے گا۔ کیونکہ یہ 25 لاکھ
    لوگوں اور خاندانوں کی ذندگی اور موت کا مسعلہ ھے۔ جیسا کہ اپ جانتے ھیں رحمان ملک
    صاحب نےموبائل کنیکشن کی فروخت پر پابندی لگادی ھے جس سے 25 لاکہ لوگوں کا اور 25
    لاکھ خاندانوں کا زریع معاش وابستہ تھا۔ہر پیشہ میں اچھے برے لوگ ھے اس پیشہ میں
    بھی تھے مگر چند سو لوگوں کی وجہ سے لاکھوں لوگوں سے انکا کاروبار چھین لیا جاے یہ
    کہاں کا انصاف ھے ؟

    سرکاری ملازمین کرپشن رشوت ستانی کرتے ہیں تو کیا وہ سرکاری ادارہ بند کردینا

    موبایل سمز غلط ناموں پر کیسے ایکٹیو کی جاتی ہیں۔

    موبائل کمپنی کنیکشن سیلز کا ٹارگٹ دیتی ہیں ہر ماہ فرنچایز کو 3 سے 4 ہزار
    کنیکشن ۔ اور دھمکاتی بھی ھیں کہ اگر ٹارگٹ پورا نہ کیا تو کمیشن نہ ملے گا۔لیگل
    کرو یا ان لیگل سیلز لاو۔ فرنچایز کے پاس عوام اور اپنے تمام کسٹمرز کے شناختی
    کارڈ ہوتے ہیں۔

    سمز ایکٹیو کرنے کے لیے پوچھے جانے والے خفیہ سوال انکے جواب صرف کمپنی اور
    کمپنی کے ملازمین کو پتہ ھوتے ہیں سسٹم کی کمزوریاں بھی۔ کچھ موبائل شاپس کمپنی
    ملازمین کی یا انکی پارٹنر شپ میں ہوتی ھیں جہاں سے یہ ایکٹیو سمز فروخت کی جاتی
    ہیں ۔فرنچایز سے اس لیے فروخت نہیں کرتے کہ پی ٹی اے کا ڈر ہوتا ہے۔ تو قربانی کا
    بکرا اور بدنامی کا بکرا موبایل شاپ بن جاتی ہے دولت مند کرپشن کرکے اپنے تعلقات
    اور پیسہ کی وجہ سے بچ جاتا ہے۔ اور پھنستا غریب دکاندار اور کمپنی ملازم ھے جو
    اپنی نوکری یا دکان بچانے کے لیے کمپنیز کی بلیک میلنگ کا شکار ہوجاتا ہے۔اب بھی
    یہ ہوا کہ گورنمیٹ اور پی ٹی اے نے کمپنی اور فرنچایز کو تحفظ فراہم کردیا۔اور 25
    لاکھ دکانداروں کو بےروزگارکردیا۔موبیل شاپس پر رکھا کروڑوں روپے کی سمز نہ کمپنی
    واپس لینے کو تیار ہے نہ بیچنہ دینے کو۔ جو سم موبائل
    شاپ سے 70 روپے کی مل جاتی تھی اب وہ 300 اور اس سے زیادہ کی فرنچائز سے مل رہی ہے جبکہ کمپنی سے وہ سم 60
    روپے کی فرنچائز کو ملتی ہے۔موبائل کمپنی سم فرنچائز کو کمپنی ریٹ پر دیتی ہے
    فرنچائز نے وہی سمز دکانداروں کو زیادہ قیمت پر دیں گولڈن نمبرز 500 اور 1000 اور
    اس سے بھی زیادہ قیمت پر دیں اب فنچاٰئز دکانداروں کو مجبور کر رہی ہے کہ کمپنی
    ریٹ پر مطلب أدھی قیمت میں ہمیں واپس دو ورںہ یہ بند ہوجایں گی رحمان ملک صاحب دکانداروں کا مال کمپنی کو واپس
    لینے کے لیے بھی کوئی حکم جاری فرمایں کٰہ بےروزگار کرنےکا
    حکم تو بہت جلدی جاری کردیا تھا۔

    جو سم موبائل شاپ سے 70 روپے کی مل جاتی تھی اب
    وہ 300 اور اس سے زیادہ کی فرنچائز سے مل
    رہی ہے جبکہ کمپنی سے وہ سم 60 روپے کی فرنچائز کو ملتی ہے۔موبائل کمپنی سم
    فرنچائز کو کمپنی ریٹ پر دیتی ہے فرنچائز نے وہی سمز دکانداروں کو زیادہ قیمت پر
    دیں گولڈن نمبرز 500 اور 1000 اور اس سے بھی زیادہ قیمت پر دیں اب فنچاٰئز
    دکانداروں کو مجبور کر رہی ہے کہ کمپنی ریٹ پر مطلب أدھی سے کم قیمت میں ہمیں واپس
    دو ورںہ یہ بند ہوجایں گی کہیں اس پالیسی کا مقصد صرف کپمنی اور فرنچایز کو فایدہ
    اور عوام کو لوٹنا تو نہیں ؟ زرا سوچئے کیا فرنچائز کو اس بات کی سزا ملی کہ اس نے
    عوام کے نام پر سمز ایکٹیو کر کے دھشت گردوں کو دیں ؟ کروڑوں سمز اپ کو اگر یقین
    نہ ہو تو اپ کوئی بھی 10 لوگوں کے شناختی کارڈ نمبرز 668 پر میسیج کریں 9 افراد کے
    نام پر ایسی سمز 668 سے انے والے مسیج میں ظاہر ہوں گی جسکا علم ان 9 افراد کے
    فرشتوں کو بھی نہ ۔ ہوگا۔ کیا ان کروڑوں عوام کے شناختی کارڈوں کے غلط استعمال پر
    کسی فرنچائز کو اج تک سزا ملی؟ مل بھی نہی سکتی کہ وہ کوی دکاندار یا عام عوام
    نہیں ملٹی نیشنل کمپنیوں کے نمائندہ فرنچائز ہیں۔ جو ماہانہ 8 لاکھ روپے تمام
    اخراجات نکال کر کمانے والے ٹیکس چور ہیں جو قانون کو خریدنا جانتے ہیں۔

    جس ملک کا قانون صرف طاقتور اور پیسے والو کو
    تحفظ فراہم کرتا اور کمزوروں کےفورا خلاف حرکت میں اجاتا ہو۔وہاں کل بھی اج بھی
    اور أئندھ بھی طاقتور لوگ ان ضمیر فروش فرنچایز اور کمپنی ملازمین سے بنا نام کی
    سمز اور موبائل کسٹمر کی خفیہ معلومات کال ہسٹری ،کال رکارڈنگ ،ایڈریس حاصل کرتے
    رہیں گے۔ جو غیرت کے نام پر قتل،خواتین کو رانگ کالز،بلیک میلنگ، ٹارگٹ کلنگ میں
    استعمال ہوتا رہے گا اور کچھ زہین لوگ کبھی موبئل شاپس بند کرنے کے حکم کبھی عوام
    کو بند کرنے کے حکم جاری کرتے رہیں گے۔ھمارے خیال سے موبئل فون پولیس کے لیے مخبر
    کا کام کرتا ہے۔جسکہ زریع ان کی أپس کی بات چیت ان کی پلاننگ پتہ چلتی ھے۔ ان کو
    پکڑنے کے لیے وہ طریقہ اپنائے جائیں جو ساری دنیا میں رائج ہیں۔ سم لوکیٹر،موبائیل
    لوکیٹر۔ اگر تخریب کار موبائل کی جگہ انٹرنیٹ سروسس سے کالنگ کریں تو انکا پکڑنا
    اور مشکل ہوگا۔ کہ غیرملکی ویب سئٹس انکو معلومات شائد ہی فراھم کریں۔

    موبائل سگنلز بند کرنے سے فی الحال تو فایدہ ہو
    رہا ھے مگر تخریب کار وائرلیس واکی ٹاکی یا دوسرے ٹیکنالوجی استعمال کرنا شروع
    کریں گے، بم بنانے کے طریقے انٹرنیٹ پر دستیاب ہیں۔بم بنانے کا سامان بھی دکانوں
    پر دستیاب ہے غیرقانونی اسلحہ بھی بااسانی دستیاب ہے مگر ساری توجہ موبائل سمز پر
    مرکوز۔ کیونکہ اسلحہ کہ تاجروں اور موت کے سوداگروں کے حمایتی لوگ حکومتیں بنا اور
    گرا سکتے ہیں۔ رشوت اور سفارش پر بننے والے سرکاری ملازم میرٹ پر بننے والے تخریب
    کار کا مقابلہ کیسے کر سکتے ہیں؟

    ملک صاحب کا تعلق سیکورٹی اداروں کے ساتھ ہوتاہے۔ سیکورٹی اداروں کو اس بات سے
    کوئی دلچسپی نہیں کہ پیپلزپارٹی کا ووٹ بنک کم ہو یا زیادہ اس اقدام سے 25 لاکھ
    خاندان فی خاندان 5 افراد بھی ہو تو 1کروڑ 25 لاکھ افراد اس فیصلہ سے متاثر ہوں گے
    کیا الیکشن سے پہلے 1کروڑ 25 لاکھ لوگوں کو گورنمنٹ سے بدظن کرنا کیا یہ فیصلہ
    رحمان ملک صاحب کا صحیح ہے؟

    اگر أج
    کوئی بھی سیاسی جماعت ان 25 لاکھ خاندانوں کے لیے أواز اٹھاے گا تو ان 1 کروڑ 25
    لاکھ لوگوں کی دعا اور انکا ووٹ اس جماعت کے لیے ہی ھوگا۔

    میری نظر
    میں ایک تجویز ہے جس سے یہ تمام لوگ بھی بےروزگاری سے بچ سکتے ہیں اور سمز
    ایکٹیویشن کا نظام بھی غلطیوں سے پاک ہوسکتا ہے۔اگر حکومت تمام موبائل شاپس کو سم
    ان ایکٹیو سمز کمپنی پیک شدہ سیل کرنے کی اجازت دے دے۔ کیونکہ ان ایکٹیو سم کسی
    بھی استمعال میں نہیں اسکتی نہ کال کی جاسکتی ہے نہ اسکتی ہے نہ مسیج وہ ایک ڈیڈ
    کنکشن ہوتی ہے۔ کسٹمر کسی بھی موبائل شاپ سے اپنی پسند کا نمبر خریدے پھر اس کنکشن
    کو ایکٹیو کرانے کے لیے قریبئ نادرا أفس یا موبایل فرنچایز جا کر بایومیٹرک سسٹم
    میں اپنی تمام معلومات فراہم کر کے کنکشن کارأمد ایکٹیو کرالے۔ اس طرح اگر کوی غلط
    ایکٹیویشن ھوگی بھی تو وہ صرف نادرا أفس والا یا فرنچایز والا کر سکے گا دکاندار
    نہیں۔ ہم شرطیہ کہتے ہیں اس سے غلط ایکٹیویشن ختم ہوجایں گی۔

    امید ہے
    أپ ہمارے لیے کوشش کریں گے۔

    ہم یہ ای میل صرف ان افراد اور اداروں کو کر رہے ہیں جن سے ہمیں بہت امیدیں وابستہ
    ہیں۔میڈیا کو گزشتہ ایک ماہ سے یہ ای میل بہیج رہے ہیں مگروہ اس معاملہ پر اور ان
    کاروباری مگر مچھوں کے خلاف کوئی أواز نہیں اٹھارہئے۔شاہد وہ ان سے ڈرتے ہیں یا ان
    کا ضمیر اس کی اجازت نہیں دیتا اگر أپ کے بس میں کچھ نہیں پھر بھی أپ اس ای میل کو
    دوسروں کو فارورڈ کرکے ھماری مدد کر سکتے ہیں۔شاید أپ کی زرا سی کوشش سے 25 لاکھ گھروں کا چولہا بجھنےسے بچ جاے۔


    سجاد شاہ


    گزشتہ ایک ماہ سے یہ ای میل ہم میڈیا کو عوام کو بہیج رہے ہیں مگر کچھ اثر نہیں ہو
    رہا ایسا لگتا ہے کسی قبرستان کے مردوں کوِ ای میل بہیج رہے ہیں۔ معاشرے اور میڈیا
    کی بے حسی اس حد تک پہنچ چکی ہے اندازہ نہ تھا۔ساتھ ہی یہ بھی پتہ چل گیا کہ لوگوں
    کو چور،دھشت گرد،تخریب کار بنانے میں بے حس معاشرہ ،میڈیا ،سیاست دان، اندھا قانون
    ،پالیسیاں، پالیسی ساز، اھم رول ادا کرتے ہیں۔ کہ یہ ایسے حالات پیدا کرتے ہیں جن
    سے لوگ انتقاما یا مجبورا غلط راستے چننے پر مجبور ہو جاتے ہیں۔

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