Reports say that these cellular network failed and are involved in wrong customers data to increase their subscribers base. Several sim cards are not registered on genuinely.
Cellular networks awards their dealers who sell their sims. Dealers use other customers Identification cards to issue new sim cards. For example in Faisalabad new mobile connection price is 50rs but if you pay 200Rs he will give you registered sim card (ie, using other customers ID card for your sim)
Networks are involved too, networks like Telenor love their customers more than government orders. In past, government asked customers to get extra connections blocked which they didn't register on their CNIC. I myself knew a number which was registered on my CNIC but not owned by me, went to Telenor customer service centre and completed the procedure to get that number blocked. But that number is still running and on my name. When contacted the company they told that they are still asking the number user to visit service centre for ownership change. It have been several months, if that number is used in some criminal activity then I will be blamed, not the number user or network.
Most of customers don't feel easy with sim activation methods they ask dealers/shops to activate their sim cards for them. Customers provide full NADRA details to shops for sim activation. Some shopkeepers save their NADRA details to activate more sim cards in their name.
Government failed to employ 5 sims per CNIC policy. Still one CNIC can register upto 50 sim cards (10 sims per network).
OK, what will happen if prepaid services are blocked in Pakistan?
- Students will stop wasting their time playing with phones
- Significant decrease in obnoxious calls and SMS
- Those who send useless poetry jokes etc SMS everyday, they will stop
- Government couldn't apply 100 SMS per day limit, which was cost saving for networks too
- Prepaid cheap SMS packages are used for marketing/spam. If a spammer's sim is blocked he won't easily get another sim
- Users who make wrong number calls to find girls numbers will stop, because most of them are low end prepaid users, chayay ke shop per kaam karnay walay, mazdoor tabka wagera
- Makes it hard for criminals to use cell phones as communication mean
- Postpaid customers increase profits of companies
These are my opinions.
I don't believe that government is really going to stop prepaid services in Pakistan because multinational companies in Pakistan are ruling over Telecom industry like USA is ruling over world with force.
Telenor was kicked from India over cheap tricks, that is not possible in Pakistan.