PTA Asked To Crackdown On Illegal SIM Card Trade & More

On Monday, a parliamentary panel was informed about mobile SIMs being used in Cybercrime as well as alleged terrorism.

Briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication, Director Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crimes Wing, revealed that due to poverty, some people sell their SIMs for up to Rs 10,000 because SIMs being sold by unofficial sellers is easily activated.

The committee chairman directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to take strict action over the aggressive marketing of SIMs selling at unofficial retailers. The committee further directed that to avoid cybercrimes PTA should stop the illegal registration and aggressive selling of the SIM cards.

The 7th meeting of the Standing Committee on Information Technology & Telecommunication was held under the Chairmanship of Ali Khan Jadoon.

Absence of Agreements with the social media giants

The committee was informed that Facebook and Twitter are not cooperating in data sharing due to the absence of agreements. India along with 53 other countries have signed agreements with Twitter and Facebook, the latter of which extended cooperation in data sharing and other related matters. However, Pakistan has not signed any such agreements with any social media entities.

Fake Social Media IDs

The committee was also informed that the PTA has blocked almost one million fake IDs on social media containing hate materials.

The PTA official said that Twitter has been informed of the 246 accounts which were blocked on the Kashmir issue.

Cyber Crime Project

FIA briefed the committee over the cybercrimes, security and objectionable material posted on social media. The committee was also briefed about the new cybercrime project that had commenced in September 2018. The estimated cost of the project was around Rs 1.128 billion. A NOC had also been granted for the recruitment of 416 officers on 2-year contracts. This project will help speed up the cases.

National Incubation Centre (NIC)

The representative from MOITT briefed the Committee regarding the National Incubation Centre (NIC) Ignite and gave an overall presentation regarding the awareness program/milestones which they have achieved from February 2017 to now.

The NIC representative also invited the Committee members to visit the NIC on which the Chairman Committee agreed upon.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)

A subcommittee was formed for matters relating to PTCL employees, including an increase in pensions and other regularization matters.

The meeting was attended by MNAs Saghibzada Sibghatullah, Sher Ali Arbab, Javaria Zafar Aheer, Kanwal Shauzab, Nusrat Wahid, Muhammad Hashim, Ali Gohar Khan, Romina Khursheed Alam, Maiza Hameed, Mr. Mahesh Kumar Malani, Naz Baloch, and Syed Mehmood Shah.


  • It’s PTA’s jobTo make people aware that their SIM is their identity and if its stolen they will get in to trouble

  • MUBARAKA P.T.A JAAG GYEA HOSH AH GYEA P.T.A KO JAGA JAGA FREE SIM STALLS LGA KR Franchize walay sims free bant rahay main citizenportal main complains kr kr k thak gyea per citizen portal ki management bekar hah jo hamari complains ko exact plateform tk nahin janay daiti mujhe Bht khushi hah or request b hah K jaga jaga jo free sim stall lagtay hain un ko Strickly banned kiya jaye or dusri request yeah hah k mobile service providr companies ko Govt. nay private bussiness k nam pr loot mar karnay ka licence dya hova hah Supreme court nay Custmr Tax tou khtm kr dya jo companies 100 py 25rupay Tax k nam py Loot rahi thi esi tarah hum retailers ki percent b Mobile companies nay bht kam kr di hah hamari baat ko sunanay wala nahin hamari percent ko kam sy kam 5percent karva dain takay hamara Rozgar chalta rahay or hum izat ki rozi kama sakain apka bht shukria Hamari suport karain

    • Ab GSM Wale Court Ja K PTA K Against Pettetion DALNEG K PTA Ko Kahu Apna Mou Baaaand Rakhe :
      e.g Liek KE to Zafar Abbas JDC Court Order

      • HAMARI GOVERMENT SO RAHI HAH JB KOI HADDSA HO JATA TB HOSH MAIN AH JATI HAH WAKTI TOR PY .5 G KA SHOR MACHA RAKHA AWAM KO 3G OR 4G SERVICE TOU PURI MIL NAHI RAHI OR 5G KI DRAMAY BAZI SHURU KR DI HAH AWAM KO APNY HATHO SY GOVERMENT LUTTVA RAHI HAH P.T.A CHAIRMAN KO CHANGE KIYA JAYE OR KOI ARMY KA OFFICE CHAIR MAN BNAYA JAYE P.T.A KA JO HR CHEEZ PERFECT RAKHAY

  • Sir, as PTA gave a deadline of free registration of mobile phones till 31st August, with pics of the cnic , imei numbers and mobile cover through email. I have gone through this procedure, but it has been 4 days I didn’t get any rply. Plzz tell me what is the problem?

  • 1st of all ye Free Sim wala Scene Totally Khatam krein jo bechta nazar aay us Franchise ko ee Ban kia jay jo ghr ghr jaa k Sims dety unhe b Ban kia jay

    isi waja se ye Masoom logo ka Fida uthaty aur kehty Sim chal jay gi active doosri kr k le jaty aur unregistered de jaty baad me awaam ko pta b ni hota kya hua

    me khud Retailer hon aur is Ghatyaa kaam k khilaaf hon

    Stop Free Sims activity

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