Rehman Malik mentioned that Illegal SIMs are lethal weapons of Terrorists in Pakistan. He has taken action against illegal SIMs and will order all GSM Operators in Pakistan after approval from government to block all unverifiable prepaid SIMs across the country.
As reported earlier Launch of Cyber-Crime Unit in Islamabad for monitoring activities of terrorists via email/electronic filters and arresting them and PTA Has Allocated 14 LDIs Such as PTCL to Set Up Tracking Equipments. Rehman Malik cancelled the Eid holidays of FIA forensic agents to prevent the country from crime scenes by tracking IMEI numbers and arresting them.
He also mentioned that Terrorists failed on first Eid day who were doing the remote control bombing by using illegal SIMs. Most of the people appreciated his stance where he requested the general public via his tweets to suggest him if illegals sims be blocked which are unverifiable.
I hv already cancelled the holidays of FIA forensic team to reach crime scene. @Saiif: @SenRehmanMalik track out IMEI numberand arrest them
Request for views if.we may consider to ask the mob service providers to block all the pre-paid sims and reopen subject to verifiable ID .
To me it seems very appealing and all operators will be ordered for sure to block all unverifiable sims in bulk activities and helplines of these operators will suffer from a long queues, where customers will have trouble connecting to them on UANs for complaints.
suggestions on pre paid sims noted assure all ofu that govt will take fool proof measures to block such illegal Sims/lethal weapon.
He also wanted all stake holders of operators to be on board for the blocking action that is going to take place for the first time in Pakistan.
My appreciation for twitters members for their suggestions on pre paid illegal sims. All stake holders are to be on board before decision