5 SIMs against one CNIC, says PTA



Millions of cellular phone connections are likely to be blocked on the network of different mobile phone network as Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has ordered companies to maintain five SIMs against one CNIC instead of 50 SIMs previously as directives of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Now it will be 5 sims in total, before it was 10 sims per network.

In May 2012, Chief Justice of Pakistan Chaudhry Iftikhar Muhammad issued a verdict, accordingly, only five SIMs can be owned by one individual through the verification of his or her CNIC, the rest of them, will be expired.

The authority also directed cellular phone companies to submit the plan of regularizing extra SIMs in their stock by November 19 and ensure its implementation till December 30th.

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