Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sindh Govt Going To Register Mobile Phones Against CNIC Numbers


ISLAMABAD: The Sindh authorities has devised a plan to prevent cellular phones robbery and its buying and selling in markets with the aid of registering mobile phones against national identification card (CNIC) numbers.
According to the details, the Sindh authorities on Wednesday dispatched a letter to the Ministry of Interior to realize the plan.

“A assembly for curbing sale and purchase of snatched cellular phones turned into held on July 31 under the chairmanship of the house minster with all stakeholders, which include representatives from telecom corporations and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA),” the media outlet quoted the letter.

“During the discussions, it became proposed that a mobile phone set have to be registered against a CNIC number so that whose phone is snatched or stolen may complaint to relevant authorities, consisting of the CPLC. The quarters concerned will then immediately block the IMEI, thereby making the snatched cellular phone vain”.

“The PTA director, within the assembly, cautioned that the ministry of interior can be approached to discover the possibility of registration of cell phones against the CNIC numbers. Therefore, we request you to issue important directions to the PTA to explore its possibility.”

The local government had decided to register phones against CNIC as many customers did now not lodge complaint with police about stealing in their cellular phones. Such behavior of users encouraged the miscreants and provide safe haven to its easy change.

In recent months, evidently mobile phone theft has turn out to be the crime of desire of maximum the outlaws operating in specific parts of the country, mainly in Karachi in which one hundred twenty such cases are being reported on daily basis.

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