Ministry of Interior has decided to extend the deadline for SIM re-verification till May 15th, 2015, we have checked with sources.
This was decided during a high-level meeting, chaired by Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Minister Interior.
A Pakistan Telecommunication Authority spokesperson confirmed ProPakistani that deadline for re-verification of SIMs was extended till May 15th, 2015.
PTA said that a white-list of around 11 million SIMs is made for which the deadline of re-verification is extended. Regulator said this list is mostly comprised of one SIM per CNIC.
Interestingly, there were 11 million SIMs that were left for verification on April 12th, 2015.
PTA said that these numbers will be blocked after the new deadline.
Not to mention, PTA and Interior Ministry had repeatedly maintained that all un-verified SIMs were blocked on April 14th, 2015; the old deadline.
It is just not possible to comprehend that how come a deadline is extended, especially when numbers were already blocked.