September 15, 2009

PTA Siezed Networks of Illegal Gateway Exchanges in Karachi and Islamabad

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has seized networks of illegal gateway exchanges in Karachi and Islamabad, which were causing loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

PTA and FIA’s National Response Center for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) in Karachi and Islamabad launched crack down on the networks of illegal gateway exchanges and arrested two persons at Karachi and one at Islamabad. The raids were conducted based on the information obtained through PTA facility which detects grey (illegal) telephone traffic.

Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen while appreciating the joint efforts of PTA and FIA teams, has given directions to PTA Zonal Offices to expedite action on such illegal activities by conducting raids throughout Pakistan.


Khurram A. Mehran

Director (PR)