PTA recovers 30 illegal jammers - Telecom


Pakistan Telecom-munication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two sellers involved in illegal sale of jammers in Karachi.

This initiative is part of the pursuance of PTA’s efforts against illegal sale of jammers. PTA carried out extensive survey and upon investigation and confirmation, successful raids were conducted by PTA and FIA on different shops at Karachi Electronic Market in Saddar. A total of 30 jammers were recovered and owners were arrested. Chairman PTA, Dr Mohammed Yaseen said that under Telecom (Re-Organisation) Act 1996, PTA is to ensure that the rights of the licencees and telecom users are duly protected. Sale of illegal cellular mobile jamming device and its usage has resulted in call dropping and degraded quality issues. Resultantly, the public and service providers were facing inconvenience due to illegal and unauthorised sale of jammers, their installation and operation. He said that the government has issued a policy under which installation of jamming devices/disablers without permission, is illegal. staff report.