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Government to introduce fingerprint verification for new SIMs

Fingerprint verification for new SIMs

Pakistan News : The government will introduce fingerprint verification for the issuance of mobile phone SIMs.

During a meeting of the Standing Committee on Interior Affairs held under the chair of Senator Talha Mehmood on Wednesday, Information Minister Pervez Rashid said that mobile phone companies were equally responsible for the bloodshed being carried out in the country through bomb blasts.

He said that CEO of mobile phone companies, whose SIMs are used in any such blasts should be arrested and tried under anti-terrorism laws.

Director General NADRA told the committee that voters’ list data was also being used for obtaining illegal SIMs.

He said that fingerprints would be taken and compared with NADRA data for issuance of mobile phone SIMs.

Director General National Crisis Management told the meeting that many mobile phones were being used without IMEI number in the country.

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