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SC limits 5 voice SIMs and 3 data SIMs per CNIC

Written by Hamza
(Last Updated On: 06/11/2015)

This year in June, famous cellular service provider company of Pakistan, Zong (CM Pak), filed a petition, requesting for removal of Supreme Court’s restriction of 5 SIMs per CNIC and asked for allowance of any number of Data SIMs per CNIC.

And up the latest, Supreme Court have given the decision in CM Pak’s favor and have allowed five voice SIMs and three Data SIMs per CNIC.

The decision which came out on Thursday allows max 5 voice SIMs and 3 Data SIMs per CNIC.

Not to forget that, the decision of limit of 5 SIMs was confined back in 2012. The need of this implementation came in view as at that time customers use to have many SIMs and there wasn’t any proper system of verification of SIMs. On the other hand, it was also believed that these anonymous SIMs were being used by the terrorist to spread terrorism around the country.

However, now the proper system of sale of SIM is imposed as it requires bio-metric verification of the customers before giving them the SIM.

It should be known that all of the five mobile phones companies and Chairman PTA also upheld their perspective in favor of Zong(CM Pak).

Niaz A. Malik, Deputy CEO CMPak (Zong)

Niaz A. Malik, Deputy CEO CM Pak (Zong)



Niaz A. Malik, Deputy CEO CM Pak (Zong) said, “We are satisfied with the decision given by the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan. This decision will surely cast a positive impression on businesses of the telecom industry of Pakistan. Being the only 3G and 4G operator, we take pride to lead the industry for its goodness”. “We are taking this decision as an initial success and CMPak (Zong) will continue to reshape the Pakistani markets as a digital leader with its huge investment in 4G. Our cutting edge technology provided our users with unique satisfactory experience compare to other available platforms”, he concluded.

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Rana Hamza is local journalist from Multan and work for local news agency. He is also Feature Writer for and very active in sports and showbiz news insights. He holds Masters in English Writing. Mashable Pakistans's Web Culture Reporter. Reach out to him on Twitter via email at hamza [at] Hamza graduated from Emerson University of Multan in 2015.

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