Pakistan Tightens Cell Phone Laws

The Pakistani government November 8 prohibited cell phone number portability, barring mobile phone subscribers from switching to other service providers while retaining the number from their original network.

According to the dawn news the ministry made the decision because it is very difficult to trace the suspected crimes.

Mr:Rehman Malik said in meeting:

The conferees also decided that service providers would issue a new cell phone connection or subscriber identity module (SIM) only on the production of a computerized national identity card and utility bills by an applicant, media added.

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