In order to control the theft of mobiles and also grey channel mobile phone import, the Government of Sindh has prepared a plan to register mobile phones against CNIC numbers; reported by the Dawn News. Sindh Govt Plans to Register Mobile Phones Against CNIC Numbers.
For this purpose, the Sindh Government sent an official letter to the Interior Ministry to discuss its plan.
Sindh Govt Plans to Register Mobile Phones Against CNIC Numbers
Dawn News also reported that:
“A meeting for curbing sale and purchase of snatched mobile phones was held on July 31 under the chairmanship of the home minster with all stakeholders, including representatives from telecom companies and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).”
During the official discussions, it was suggested that a mobile phone should be registered against a CNIC number of the individual so that the person whose phone is snatched or stolen may complain to relevant authorities, including the CPLC. The quarters concerned will then immediately block the IMEI, thereby making the snatched mobile phone useless”.
The PTA director in the meeting also suggested that:
“The ministry of interior may be approached to explore the possibility of registration of cellphones against the CNIC numbers. Therefore, we request you to issue necessary directions to the PTA to explore its possibility.”
This would also help in cases in which the users don’t even lodge complaints to police about stealing of their mobile phones.
Source: Daily Pakistan