August 25, 2009

Three Illegal Gateway Exchanges Seized in Peshawar

Three Illegal Gateway Exchanges Seized in Peshawar

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has seized a network of illegal gateway exchanges at Peshawar which was causing loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer during the last three months.

PTA and FIA’s National Response Center (NR3C) Peshawar launched a crackdown on the network of three illegal gateway exchanges and arrested one foreigner. The raid was conducted based on the information obtained through PTA traffic monitoring facility which detects grey traffic. It was found that the illegal facility consisted of three GSM Gateways with 97 SIMs installed in the gateways.

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


Khurram A. Mehran

Director (PR)