Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to control grey trafficking unearthed two illegal gateway exchanges at Karachi and Dir.
According to details, two successful raids against the grey operators were carried out along with FIA team in the areas of Karachi and Dir. First raid was carried out at Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. An illegal exchange comprising of 2 x 16 Port, 1x 64 Port gateways along with 16 Sims (VPTCL), 2 Wireless Routers, 4G and Fariya 512 kbps connections were confiscated. One person was arrested from the spot.
Second raid was conducted at village Kumbat, Samarbagh, Dist. Dir (Lower) in which two illegal exchanges comprising of 16 ports with the capacity of 128 Sims, were confiscated. One person was arrested and was in FIA custody for further investigation.
The successful raids against the grey operators were made possible because of continuous monitoring, commitment and persistent efforts by PTA in curbing the menace of grey traffic thus curtailing the loss to the national exchequer because of grey traffickers in the country.
(Khurram A. Mehran)