Pakistan News / Prepaid Sims Banned > Sale of Prepaid SIMS at unauthorised shops across the country has been banned by the Government of Pakistan from December, E Pakistan News reported.
An individual wishing to buy a mobile phone SIM will now have to visit the cellular companeis’ authorized centers to buy the SIM which will be issued to him upon completion of a procedure prescribed by the government.
The consumer will need to submit a photocopy of his National Identity Card (NIC) to the cellular company’s authorized centre. The company will later carry out the verification of the subscriber’s address by sending a staffer.
The SIM will finally be issued to the subscriber after getting a go ahead from National Database and Regulation Authority (NADRA).