July 20, 2009

Illegal Gateway Exchange Seized in Quetta

accused persons in FIA custody


Islamabad : Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its effort to curb the illegal termination of International Voice traffic has set up a grey traffic monitoring facility at Islamabad. Based on the information obtained through this system grey traffic activity was suspected in an area of Quetta.

Acting on the information provided by PTA Headquarters further investigation was carried out by PTA Zonal Office Quetta and a joint raid with FIA Quetta was conducted at the suspected place.

A large number of credit cards used for payment of bills for the mobile numbers involved in grey traffic were recovered from the scene. In addition a huge quantity of CNICs and post paid bills of mobile numbers used in illegal activities were also recovered.  Two members of a gang involved in illegal termination of International Voice traffic were apprehended.

This is the first case of its type in Balochistan and a successful raid which resulted in arrests and recovery of evidence is a clear indication of commitment of PTA to curb the illegal international voice termination from the country.


Khurram Ali Mehran

Director (PR)