Re-Verification Stats: 68.76 Million SIMs Verified, 10.96 Million Disowned By Subscribers

Mobile phone companies have managed to re-verify 68.76 million SIMs during the SIM re-verification drive, while another 10.96 million SIMs were disowned by customers till yesterday, we have checked with relevant authorities.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said that these 80 million processed SIMs (reverified, disowned or blocked) were registered against 53.07 million unique CNICs.

According to these stats from PTA, 23 million SIMs (out of 103 total million SIMs) are yet to be re-verified and mobile phone companies have almost 1 month remaining to get these pending SIMs re-verified or they will get blocked after the deadline of April 14th, 2015.

Not to be mentioned, a good chunk is likely to remain un-verified in the end because either such SIMs are dormant for long or those millions of SIMs used by illegal voice traffickers are not going to get re-verified at all.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said that it is contented with the performance of mobile phone companies. Regulator has already termed re-verification of SIMs, one of its kind registration process for SIMs, a successful campaign.

Mobile phone companies think that they will be able to verify another 12-15 million SIMs till the deadline, which means that total number of blocked SIMs will not exceed 15 million mark, almost one third of what experts had anticipated at the start of re-verification drive.

When asked about companies’ respective stats and market positioning, PTA said that it won’t be able to reveal company wise re-verification stats of telcos till the end of campaign.

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


  • Zaeem

    Telenor 3G Speed <3

    • Ufone

      Well, it one time speed. Never constant even one can go as far as to say best speed for few minutes. Nothing can beat Ufone in Consistence, if it is mentioned that customers would get 3Mb then they get 3Mb unto 80-90% of the day’s time! Such consistency is missing in any other operator of the Pakistan

      • adnan

        ufone 3g best hai

        • Zaeem

          Yes it is ,3

      • Hunzala Ahmad

        gud joke

        • Zaeem

          Lol :D

      • Zaeem

        Bro i am getting least Speed 2-3 Mbps on Telenor 3G & i love Ufone 3G Ping too <3

      • Zaeem

        I Love Ufone late Night 3G Offer <3

  • Epakistani

    Still some issues remain unsolved.
    – you can not dis own a bio metric verified number.
    – you can not change ownership of mnp number unless u r the original customer.

  • Guest

    So many numbers verified? Seems a little surprising. Hope that the figures are real.

  • Adnan

    Ufone 3g

  • Is it true a person can have 35 SIM’s after few days..? A guy in telenor franchise told me that
    7SIM’s / Company

  • Atif

    when you say ”
    Disowned By Subscribers”
    does that mean i can permanently close a sim, as last time i try zong refused to shut an active sim