Biometric Verification of SIMs is not Fool Proof: Chairman PTA

Biometric verification of system is not the ultimate solution and it is equally exposed to flaws as any other kind of SIM registration and verification system, opined Dr. Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA, in response to a question asked by a media man during recently held press conference.

Dr. Ismail was asked if the issue of verification of SIMs will be resolved for ever after current biometric re-verification, replying to which he said that only Allah is forever and perfect while all other things are exposed to flaws.

Dr. Ismail, while clarifying his stance, said that PTA, MoIT, telecom companies, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Finance and NADRA have taken every possible measure to make this verification system error proof, however, nothing is permanent and perfect except almighty Allah.

He said that all stakeholders have agreed to make consistent efforts to ensure that biometric verification system stays fool proof.

He said that technology can get flawed with time — for example we might not have SIMs at all in five years from now — but important element is to keep tapping these flaws vigilantly to make sure that this huge practice of re-verification of SIMs isn’t wasted.

Dr. Ismail, who made a lot of sense during the media responses, said that this SIM reverification drive is first step towards straightening the database of cellular customers, however, it shouldn’t be considered as a job done for ever.

He said that PTA along with all stakeholders will have to work together for ever to make sure that this system remains fool proof. And that all flaws should be rectified as soon as they surface.

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


  • Hunzala Ahmad

    bhai title to post ka aisa bnaya hy k bohat bari news break karny walay hain ap. he just said Allah is supreme and perfect in every thing … aur ammir bhai ap ny is py pori aik post bana dali ..

    • adnan

      Ap ne shyd neend me parha ye article or kabhi khush na hona pehle khud hi keere nikalte rehte k ye system theek nahi wo theek nahi jub koi is par article likhe to taklif ho jati

      • Hunzala Ahmad

        chalain sir ap ny pori hosh sy parha hy ap bata k main ny kaya ghalat kaha hy is post k baray main. pori post main yehi batany ki koshsis ki gyi hy k Allah is supreme. aisi statement to banda kisi cheez k bary main bhi day sakta hy. main ny to sirf yehi kaha hy k itni si bat py pora article likhna nai banta aur ap system ko is main ly aye….

    • KA

      Making a whole post from a single statement is an art… It should be appreciated. Anyway, there are also other statements in the article if you read in full.
      And title is also explaining the same factor, I guess..

      • Hasnu

        The title totally contradict with the article. The post is not at all an art, however it could be if its more conclusive along with the the title. Seems to me, em reading header in a newspaper or having a trailer of future episode in a drama and then poof..! Nothing….!!!
        In my view ProPakistani should avoid such articles which are not in line with the standard of this website.

  • Ghulam.e.Ahmed

    jaan chchudane ka sahih tareeqa…

  • poonam

    hi ammir kya aap bata sakte hai k 3g dosre shahro mein kab tak aye g jin jin jagh pe abhi nahi aye hai plz reply me?

    • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

      main bataun?

      • poonam

        han tum he bata do ab?

  • Usman Ahmed

    i have 8 sims biometrically verified. 5 warid, 3 telenor. so yes the system is not even correct. They have tried to make the life of customers miserable, nothing else. As if this will stop suicide bombers.

    • Tariq

      ab falsely verified sims on dead people’s name sell hua karein gi bht high price main. terrorist wo use kia karein ge (y)

  • IQBAL

    Puri Pakistani Qaum ko Ullo banaya ja rha apni Biomatric systems sell karny or verification s paisy kamany k ly,

    1) JO INSAAN JAN D SAKTA H KISI K LY TO KYA WO APNI SIMS NI DE SAKTA :),

    2) Bomb blasting m sub ur jata h kai meter tk, to kya bomb k sath lagi sim gawahi k ly bachy gi?

    3) Dosry countries ki sims ROAMING p puri dunya m chalti h, to kya mulk s bahar walo s bhi ANGOTHA lagwae g :)