Crackdown: Illegal exchange raided in Lahore

The telecom regulator and the FIA seized an operational illegal gateway exchange.

Our Correspondent July 17, 2014


The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided and seized a functional illegal gateway exchange in Lahore, according to a press release issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

PTA and FIA teams, through combined efforts, carried out the raid at a house in the city.

The telecom regulator and the FIA seized an operational illegal gateway exchange and confiscated a laptop, VSAT dish and approximately 2,000 SIMs of all mobile operators. One person was arrested and is in custody of FIA for further investigation.

PTA is observing international traffic in to the country round the clock to identify illegal gateway exchanges and track the elements operating them. PTA’s Enforcement Division, with the support of Zonal Directorates, is vigilant and making elaborative efforts to curb grey traffic in the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2014.

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Shuaib Bhat | 8 years ago | Reply

Look our agencies are actually doing their job! People who are doing anything illegal! You are in troubleee!! hahaha! :D Good going! :)

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