Mobile Users to Pay Rs. 10 Per CNIC for SIM Re-Verifications

As it has turned out to be, mobile phone users will have to pay Rs. 10 per CNIC for re-verification of SIMs of each operator, we have checked with sources.

As you may know that SIM re-verification exercise is about to begin in a day or two at most and telecom operators are given 90 days for re-verification of 103 million SIMs.

While finalized SOPs from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority are scheduled to be issued today evening, we have confirmed with sources that end users will have to bear a verification fee of Rs. 10 per CNIC per transaction.

For example if a customer goes to Service Centre, Franchise or a retailer of one company and re-verifies his/her all SIMs for this particular company than he will have to pay Rs. 10 per this operator.

Similarly, if he goes to another operator for SIM re-verification, then he will have to give another Rs. 10 for re-verification of all SIMs of this second operator, and so on.

If a customer goes to Service Centre, Franchise or a retailer of one company and re-verifies his/her all SIMs for this particular company than he will have to pay Rs. 10 per this operator

Telecom operators say that this Rs. 10 per transaction is processing fee that will be given to retailers as an incentive. They say that there is no other way to keep retailers engaged with re-verification process as otherwise they might simply refuse to re-verify customers due to the hassle involved in the process.

Telcos clearly told ProPakistani that this processing fee of Rs. 10 per transaction will be kept by retailers and operators won’t share a penny from this fee.

Telecom companies are planing to give incentive to customers for re-verification of SIMs (in shape of free minutes, SMS) so this Rs. 10 per transaction fee is somehow justified.

Customers will clearly dislike the fee, considering that they will have to spare time and make effort by going out to service centres, franchises of each operator to get their SIMs re-verified and now this additional fee of Rs. 10 is surely going to put further burden on their shoulders.

Whatever the case is, the decision has been made and customers will have to pay Rs. 10 for each re-verification transaction, unless it is reversed by PTA at a later stage.

Tech and telecom reporter for over 15 years

  • Wow! Talk about extortion. Verification was supposed to have been fool-proof from day 1. If your dealers/franchises are now asking for remuneration for extra work on your behalf, that’s your problem. Not the customer’s!

      • Baat 10 ya 1 Rs ke nahe asool ke ha…PTA walay apni *beep* rahay thy jab SIM cards road kinaray bik rahe thee. Y should those suffer who got this through a right procedure ? And wait in long que and deal the D heads jahils on customer service counters.

        • Dear .. What about if a person is arrested for a reason that his sim is used for illegal activity then you know what he will do…he has to spend at least one day in police station and will also offer thousand of rupees to police its your choice .. a maximum of 50 Rs and one day hard work or Jail + thousand of Rupees

      • Yes Rs 10 + the grand khawari we all will go through…. Its time to simply shed all the other unwanted SIMs that people keep in pocket for free minutes offer on un-used sims.

      • Bahi baat 10 rs ki nahi hai baat ghalat aur saeeh ki hai. Yeh telecom walon ne logon ne name pe sims ki hain aur jurmana bhi loog dein wah.. yeh tu telecom ko juramana kerna chahye Fake sims ka

    • Mr Zafar,
      Just calculate there are billion of SIMs in users hand so if you multiply with 10 we are about to give trillions of rupees.

      Or paisay deny ka itna hi azam rakhty ho to bhai ja kar Eidhi, Selani or dosri sahi kaam karny wali NGOs me donation do.

      (If you never give donation of single paisa, then you must use these words bcoz we people earn HALAL money not from the HARAM process)

    • My previous comment was removed, may be because of “we”
      I simply said “hope no one take is wrong or read it wrong” that:
      We the users have millions of SIMs, so if we multiply it with 10 we are about to give trillion of rupees to retailers.
      We already pay a huge TAX, after then call TAX (deduction of service charges per call) etc….
      So, we are not suppose to pay even a single paisa. PTA and the officials must take an action on it.

      • Dear, operator will be paying 23 rs per transaction to nadra who 10 rs justified. After all, they are here for business, not for charity

  • There are three sims on my NIC; mobilink sims. I don’t know how someone got them issued but I didn’t. What do you recommend I should do to get my NIC cleared?

  • My openion…
    Nadra + Election Commission is not able to verify bogus votes, keeping in mind what we achieve using this lengthy process???
    Opinions are welcome…

    • daal chana or daal maash main fark hota hai.
      Whole World didn’t find MH370 airplane having all radar and satellite system still no trace.

  • I wish if I would be able to get my SIM verify under one-roof. All the operator can join and share their thumb impression machine through a simple software update.

  • falto sims block hony do aur baad mein free sim offer sa new sims la lo. lekn yeh 10rs kuo juma kr rhy hai kya enyo ny 3G ke kst jma krvani hai ? aur hokmt secure kr rhe hai k pasay kamny k lye rasty dond rhi hai ?

    • Did you read the article? I don’t think so! Suppose if there are 100 folks are standing in front of the door of the shop to verify their SIMs, of course, there should be a decrease in the number of its items to sell thanks to the high rash – the verification is FREE. You should be thankful to GOD because they’re beseeching you only Rs.10 not Soo – 1oo.


  • I just got my sim verified today from telenor franchise khanewal and they didn’t charged me anything.

  • wo waly uncle kidhr hai jo kha rahy thy “Telecom Industry Bears the Brunt Once Again”

  • at the end of re verification operation Telecom Industry will have Rs. 1030 Million or Rs. 10300000000 (10 Arab or 30 Karoor) tax free money.

  • Billionssssss….OMG … we were talking about millions are enough but u included india and china too with pakistan. By the way this was necessary to maintain business circle of retailers who are helping in achieving this task..
    U have no idea of telecom sector that’s why retailers importance and factors related to it are not visible to you…

  • The verification has already began, I verified my Mobilink sim 2 days ago after a received an SMS from them that I needed to re-verify. Though I was not charged anything.

  • abhe to aaghaz ha abhe sy rota ha kia!
    aik do din rukk jao koi aur bahana kr k mazeed paiso ka keh dain gy (jaisay awam k rush ke waja sy hr retailer ko security guard rakhna parr gya:-) ) public is the ultimate looser either in this process or anyone. mainay ufone ke franchise sy 2 sims le thein aur ab mashallah 6 ho gai hain. 200% increase in my ownership without investment (shukar Alhamdullilah)

  • Ye konsa incentive hay bhi jan k awam se le ka denay wala., apnay profit se dain na incentive

  • went to zong gulshan and told her to give me numbers that are showing on my cnic, and the answer was, we dont have phone numbers, we can tell you the number of sims on your cnic, but i already know this thats why i came to you…… in short
    instead of arguing i came back as i realized it would be wasted as they are just acting stupid.

  • We are ready to spend thousands and thousands for our own comfort/leisure and question Rs 10 for the sake of this country. What a shame

    • Pattwari :) Meray bhi jo lakhoon tankha le re ye unka kaam thay k shoro main iss cheez ko control karna.. ab apni ghalti hamare sar dal re

  • Bhai jaan kya pori dunyia ko sims Pakistan se issue hoti hein. Hats off to your exaggerated figures. Must be working in some news channel likely in Geo

  • Today I have re verified all of my SIMS. Ufone took biometric verification for each SIM while telenor took 1 time biometric for all of my Telenor SIMS.

  • Sigh! Time to put up that “Baans ka lakra” with “Aerial Antenna” to boost the home PTCL connection & carry the cordless handset with you… :( #Fakmalyf

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