Maximum 5 SIMs Allowed on 1 CNIC: Time to Block Your Inactive SIMs

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PTA-logoAs per directives issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, all cellular mobile operators are asked to check the number of SIMs issued against one CNIC before selling new SIMs to customers and that new SIMs should not be sold to anyone already having over 5 SIMs registered against one CNIC.

With this directive in place, customers can buy new SIMs only if they have fewer than 5 SIMs registered against their CNICs.

Only way to get new SIM – for customers having more than 5 SIMs registered against their CNIC – is to get old, inactive and un-used SIMs blocked before making a new purchase.

Cellular operators confirmed ProPakistani that they check number of SIMs registered against customers’ CNIC before selling new SIMs.

Implementation of this rule has made cellular subscribers to get their old (inactive) SIMs blocked.

It merits mentioning here that this rule of 5 SIMs against one CNIC was issued on orders of supreme court of Pakistan.

Cellular companies, in response to a question, told ProPakistani that mechanism for blocking SIMs for customers who have more than 5 SIMs on their CNIC is yet to be formulated. They said that it is unclear so far that to which SIMs are going to get blocked – since each customer may have SIMs of various operators and they might be in-use as well.

PTA is encouraging cellular subscribers to visit franchises and service centres of cellular companies to get their un-used SIMs blocked.

For the purpose, customers can send their CNIC number to 668 to know the number of SIMs issued against their CNICs. Alternatively, they can also visit PTA website to check number of SIMs issued against their CNIC.

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


  • afzaal

    meri tu 5 SIMs easyload wali he hain, aur personal 6 hain, mrr gay yaar..

  • Bad for those who think ayay roz number badalna sawab ka kaam hay

  • Muhammad Anas Zafar

    PTA’s efficency is amazing! I bought my 5th SIM 2 Months back and it took them 1 and a half month to get my sim registered in thier record.

  • zulfiqar shah

    due to blockage of mobile services on 9 and 10 muharram results came no snatching, no blast, no disturbance in prayer, no target killing, early slept all youth. Thank you for the right decision

  • mFARHAN

    Ooh no! I have 9sims regd on my cnic #

    • fksysko

      bummer :)

  • njm

    wasn’t it 5 sims per operator per nic

    i.e 1 person(cnic) can have 5 operators x 5 sims each , total of 25 SIMS?

  • ibrahim

    This is totally non sense…… cornering telecom sector, why don’t they upgrade Nadra? and Police and law enforcement agencies? today Telecom industry is the most successful industry in Pakistan. Govt. can make miracle with LBS(location based services) to spot culprits. why don’t they think ahead of it?

  • Rizwan

    Unfair Move for Business USERS or CORPORATE USERS. Because business users usually use their company’s or own sims for employees usage as well….

    • This rule does not affect the corporate numbers which are registered against company NTN

  • Rizwan

    This Rule Should implement on Prepaid Users instead of POSTPAID users.

  • shaƒiq

    and finally, heads-up from SC, i love it.

  • Ali

    How I can know the mobile number registred agansit my CNIC. Not total number of Sims,, the phone number.

  • Komal khan

    Hi..Admin how to block my sim.

  • Anas Rasheed

    id card par jo sims active hain un k numbers kaisay pata chalain gay

    • evilzit

      i can give u few

      • evilzit

        my skype
        i.d = evilx.fanx

  • Uzi Ji

    I WANNA INFORM EVERY1 AND ALSO PTA 2
    AIK BANDA ZONG NUMBERS REGISTER KARWANE K LYE LOGOUN KO BEWAKOF BANA KAR PAISAY LAI RAHA HE I HAVE PROVE IN MY CELL
    IS BANDAY KA NAM KASHIF BUTT HE AUR YE FAISAL K NAM SE BAT KARTA HE
    ISKE NUMBERS AND CNIC NUMBER YE HEN PLS B CAREFULL AND DO SOMTHING IF ANYBODAY CAN
    0341-9678336

    0313-4681019

    0305-7228157

    0315-8976231

    CNIC – 3840348320823

  • syed manzoor shah

    syed manzoor shah// dear friends kia mae apnae cnic sae axtra sim khatum kr sakta hoo or ki mae apnae sare facebook id bund kr sakta hooo??????????

  • Engg

    I have total of 03 sims registered against my cnic, with two of them used MNP to switch to other networks. however PTA data shows i have 5 sims, the 02 left network are also appearing againt my cnic :(

  • riffat mehmood

    meri 4 sims hai personnal

  • rao dilshad ahmad khan advo,

    tamam number postpaid hony chahyein

  • M Bilal

    One cnic card allow sim?

  • Talha Yousuf

    yar ak bad batao meri already 5sim active hai us me se ak ufone ki hai mene ufone k nomaiday se bola to usne kaha k ak cnic pr 100 sim activate ho sakti hai kya ye such hai