ISLAMABAD: The SIMs re-verification drive through Biometric Verification System has been successfully completed.
Ministry of Information Technology and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) were tasked to carry-out verification of all existing SIMs in January 2015 under the National Action Plan.
After the set deadline, all the unverified SIMs have been blocked. These SIMs can be unblocked by the owner by visiting any sale channel and performing successful biometric verification.
The new SIMs are now only being issued through the process of Biometric Verification System.
According to the final figures, out of target 103 million active SIMs, 75.5 million SIMs have been re-verified while 27.5 million active SIMs have been blocked.
It is believed that the effects of the re-verification drive shall go a long way in ensuring a safer Pakistan.