February 24, 2011

Illegal Telecom Setup Raided in Islamabad

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) jointly conducted a successful raid in G-11/1 Islamabad against an illegal Gateway Exchange setup. The raid was conducted based on the information obtained through illegal traffic monitoring facility of PTA. It resulted in confiscation of illegal switches alongwith other accessories. The seized illegal setup was running under the supervision of a foreigner who was apprehended.  This is another success within one week, which shows the commitment and persistent efforts PTA is exercising in curbing the menace of grey traffic.

It is may be noted that under the leadership of Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen, PTA has been able to bust 41 illegal setups throughout Pakistan in last two years, which included small and big gateway setups. The apprehended culprits are being interrogated by FIA and legal proceedings are underway to recover the millions of rupees loss caused to the national exchequer.


(Khurram A.Mehran)

Director (PR)