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PTA and FIA Collaborate for Successful Raid on Illegal SIM Vendor in Raiwind.

In a collaborative effort between the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Zonal Office in Lahore and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Circle, a successful raid was carried out against a mobile phone company franchisee located in Raiwind. The raid uncovered the involvement of the franchisee in the illegal issuance of SIMs. A total of 256 active SIMs were seized during the operation, along with 16 Biometric Verification System (BVS) devices, serving as crucial evidence. Additionally, one individual was apprehended on the premises by the FIA team.

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The FIA is currently conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. Prior to the raid, PTA had lodged a complaint with the FIA based on information regarding the unlawful issuance of SIMs through the sales channel. This recent enforcement action is part of PTA’s ongoing initiatives to curb the circumvention of the Multi-Finger Biometric Verification System (MBVS). Such unwavering commitment demonstrates the Authority’s determination to tackle the illicit issuance of SIMs.

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