Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts in curbing the menace of illegal Gray trafficking carried out a successful raid on illegal Gateway Exchange setup in the area of Sabzazar, Block H Lahore, today on 6th August 2019, along with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Intelligence Bureau (IB).
The raiding team confiscated ten (10) operational illegal gateways and approximately 500 active SIMs along with other allied equipments including routers, modems and laptops etc. Two persons were arrested and further interrogation is underway.
The successful raid against the Gray Operators was made possible because of continuous monitoring, commitment and persistent efforts by PTA in curbing the menace of Grey traffic thus curbing the loss to national exchequer due to these illegal grey traffickers.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Ordinance 1994, established the primary regulatory framework for the telecommunication industry including the establishment of an authority. Thereafter, Telecommunication (Re-Organization) Act no XVII was promulgated in 1996 that aimed to reorganize the telecom sector of Pakistan. Under Telecom Reorganization Act 1996, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was established to regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunication systems, and the provision of telecom services.