The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued an official statement to address recent rumors circulating about mobile SIM card and passport verification in the country.
In a bid to clear up any misconceptions, the PTA has emphasized that the government has not mandated a nationwide SIM card re-verification, especially in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) region.
Citizens are not required to re-verify their SIM cards at this time, putting these speculations to rest.
Furthermore, the PTA wants to clarify that Pakistani SIM cards can no longer be used in Afghanistan, and Afghan SIM cards are similarly rendered ineffective within Pakistan.
These measures have been enforced by the PTA to ensure security and compliance with regulations.
The PTA’s efforts to enhance SIM card distribution procedures were initiated in December 2022. A significant stride was made with the introduction of the Biometric Verification System (BVS).
To formalize this new system, a special ceremony was held at the PTA headquarters, marking a milestone in the quest for improved security and verification methods.
For any further inquiries or concerns, individuals are encouraged to contact the PTA’s official channels for accurate and up-to-date information.
The PTA remains vigilant in its mission to provide reliable and secure communication services to the people of Pakistan.