December 15, 2010

Raid on Illegal Gateway Exchange

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) alongwith Federal Investigation agency (FIA) has conducted a successful raid in Lahore and seized a functional illegal gateway exchange. According to details PTA detected illegal activity at Bedian road Lahore. Upon confirmation, the place was raided with FIA and a live huge set up of illegal call termination has been confiscated. Further investigations are underway by FIA. It is one of the biggest set ups unearthed so far having around hundred operational tellulars and thousands SIMs being used in the grey activity.

It may be added that PTA has established highly advance technical monitoring system to identify such illegal activities throughout Pakistan. After identification of the illegal activity; PTA not only unearths the exact location of these networks but also launches crack down with the help of FIA to safeguard national interests.

Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen appreciated the joint efforts of PTA and FIA teams and also warned all those involved in the illegal telecom business to stop their activities, otherwise PTA shall take strict action against them as per the law.


(Khurram A.Mehran)

Director (PR)