India intervening in Pakistan's telecommunication signals: PTA

Published: November 6, 2014
Steps must be taken to prevent this from continuing, PTA chairman tells standing committee. PHOTO: REUTERS

Steps must be taken to prevent this from continuing, PTA chairman tells standing committee. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), India has been intervening in the telecommunication signals of Pakistan, a standing committee was told on Thursday, Express News reported. 

In a briefing, PTA Chairman Dr Ismail Shah said it had been discovered that India had been interceding without permission in the telecommunication signals of Pakistan.

The chairman went on to say that steps must be taken to prevent this from continuing.

Ties between the neighbouring countries have been strained in recent weeks with firing taking place across the Line of Contol (LoC) on a regular basis.

Firing and mortar shelling had been taking place on both sides, when India violated ceasefire.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Pity
    Nov 6, 2014 - 1:23PM

    Then again, people from across the border will try to justify it as ‘a routine mistake’.


  • indian
    Nov 6, 2014 - 1:27PM

    Run to UN!


  • Indian
    Nov 6, 2014 - 1:33PM

    What is the use of intervening in the signals of paksitan telecommunications? Can anybody gie proof or just keep accusing india with baseless allegations?


  • Alladitta
    Nov 6, 2014 - 2:05PM

    Obviously, they will monitor all telephone calls and similar electronic communication to and from Pakistan and India. Why are we complaining? Are we asking India not to monitor such communication that threatens their security.


  • Asad
    Nov 6, 2014 - 2:45PM

    so in that case its ok China, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal to monitor Indian signals ?


  • goldconsumer
    Nov 6, 2014 - 2:51PM

    Its a thing called spying..
    Dont worry. Evryone doest it. Nothing new. Its no news.


  • Nov 6, 2014 - 3:05PM

    About 1year ago when i visited the wagh border Lahore i search for network operators on my phone manually i found about 4 Indian telecom operator signal are coming to Pakistan while only 2 Pakistani networks signal were discovered by me and that’s too weak.


  • Meghana
    Nov 6, 2014 - 3:16PM

    Height of paronia. Walk the talk please. Everyday there is new international allegations to divert topic from local issues anger towards india,where’s the proof? The so called thousand dams baseless allegations, Wagh border attack was also slashed with them threatening modi and defaming him as well as india wining cases to carry on with projects which is well within their legitimate rights under Indus water treaty.
    And btw even if this allegation is true (provide proofs first to the world) then India has every right to track what the sleeper cells from india making calls to that country are talking from our primises. We have every right to safeguard our citizens.Since we have caught many such people and terror modules in recent months.


  • zaman
    Nov 6, 2014 - 4:11PM

    Never heard such accusatory nonsense in all my life, every body is listening to everybody’s signal all of the time, one is probably being monitored as I type in this comment.

    Accusations are a tit for tat everyday sparring for India and Pakistan!


  • Sarfaraz Abbasi
    Nov 6, 2014 - 7:57PM

    PTA has itself been intervening in customers’ activities.


  • bahadur khan
    Nov 8, 2014 - 9:24AM

    The last time a signal tapping case was prominent was in 1999. Musharaf callinng from Peking to his commanders. The discussion went like this ” are you making sure all fighters are not having northern light infantry ID”. the indians will take twenty years to find out we are inside the border and so on. The tape was made by Nawaz and sent to Indian agencies,


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