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ISLAMABAD (July 26 2008): The initiative taken by Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior to curb unregistered Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) Card culture has resulted in blockage of eight million unidentified connections, said Senator Talha Mehmood, Chairman of the committee, here on Friday.
Addressing a press conference, he said that Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of five mobile companies operating in the country had held a meeting with him regarding the actions taken by their firms. Talha said that the committee held 31 meetings to address the issue. “I have called an urgent meeting of the committee on August 7 to formulate future strategy,” he added.
Interesting news,Iftikhar Chaudhry gets the credit for ordering regulation of the while sim registration process.
It is important how is it implemented…And who gets the blame for the sims that have not been registered because people(like me)gave the id card to the retailer but the retailers never forwarded it. I still have no clue if buying sim from a retailer is legal, I absolutely had no such hunch 3 years back. Although I did throw that sim away and now I have a number registered on my name.
The most important part in this whole scenario is how they regulate the whole thing from here on. And I feel sorry for the illiterate people who got their sims blocked due to unawareness of the whole matter…
At the same time,I can not stress on the importance of the fact that sims are registered on the name of people who actually use them. And they should claim responsibility and legal ownership of the number.