Sale of new SIMs banned in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Sale of new SIMs banned in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Acting on the directives of the Federal Interior Ministry, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) on Monday banned the sale of all private cellphone company’s Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, DawnNews reported.

The ban encompasses the sale of mobile phone SIMs at all company and franchise outlets.

Now no New SIM will be available on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the directives of Federal Interior Ministry has decided to ban the sale of all private cell phone company’s SIMs.

The decision to enforce the ban in the province was taken in view of the prevalent use of illegal SIMs in most terrorist activities happened in the province of KPK.

This act is taken due to the terrorist activities happened in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently. This step will somehow help to minimize the terrorist activities in the province as the sale of all illegal SIMs will be banned in KPK.

Now all private cellphone companies will no longer be able to sale the SIMs illegally with this new order of the Federal Interior Ministry.

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