ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA )
Telecom companies are awaiting guidelines from Pakistan Telecom Authority regarding SIM re-verification. After long discussions between Interior Ministry and Telecom companies it was decided that re-verification of SIMs process will be completed within 90 days. It was expected that the re-verification process will start from Monday (12th January 2015).
The said guidelines were expected on Saturday and Sunday. However telecom companies haven’t received anything yet. It is now expected that Telecom Authority will receive the minutes of the high level on Monday after which guidelines will be issued.
According to various confirmed sources, Telecom companies are ready to start re-verification process as their advertisements to announce the process is ready to roll out and to educate the consumers. Other relevant steps have also been taken. Telecom companies will advise their consumers that they should visit their nearest franchise and verify their details through bio metric system. If a consumer fails to do so in 45 days, their SIM will be blocked by the telecom operator.