(Islamabad: 4th October, 2019): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to curb the menace of illegal grey trafficking, carried out three successful raids in coordination with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Sargodha and Multan.
Two raids were conducted in Sargodha by PTA Zonal office in close coordination with FIA. The first raid was conducted at 44 Chak Sattelite Town, Sargodha where 3 gateway exchanges, 2 TP Link routers, 3 laptops, 6 Internet USB, 1000 SIMs and a biometric device were confiscated. One person was arrested. The second raid was conducted in Nishtabad Silawali, Sargodha. 11 Gateways, 4 laptops, 1 TP Link router, 7 Internet USB, and 900 SIMs were confiscated. Two persons were arrested on the spot.
The third raid was conducted in Suraj Miani area in Multan. The equipment recovered included 2 gateways, 2 laptops, 1 TP link, 1 mobile device, 6 Internet devices and approximately 300 SIMs. One person was arrested.
These successful raids against grey operators are testament to PTA’s continuous monitoring, commitment and persistent efforts along with the support of FIA in curtailing grey traffic.
Khurram A. Mehran