Mobile SIMs issuing process has been changed in Pakistan

Mobile SIMs issuing process has been changed in Pakistan

To prevent forgery and fraud across Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has changed the procedure for issuing SIMs in collaboration with National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) and mobile companies.

According to the statement issued by the PTA, fingerprints of those who wish to get a mobile SIM will be verified under an automated system, not like before.

Until now, mobile SIMs operators used to instruct the user to place a particular finger on the machine and the machine would authorize the user after verifying that finger.

However, now the mobile sims operator will not give any instructions to the user, but the user himself will place each finger on the machine and the machine will automatically identify a specific finger and declare the user eligible for the SIM.

Under this method, the machine will scan the fingers of both the user’s hands and after verifying the thumb and two of the fingers, the user will be eligible for the SIM.

Under the new system, there will be no role of the mobile SIM operator or anyone else, if a user faces difficulties in scanning the machine’s fingers or the user’s fingerprints cannot be verified, then the SIM card will not be issued to the user. .

The above procedure has been developed by PTA with the support of NADRA and Mobile Service Providers and is being termed as the best procedure so far.

NADRA, along with PTAs and mobile service providers, hopes that the above procedure will prevent forgery or fraud in the issuance of mobile SIMs.

The new system has been named as ‘Multi-Finger Biometric Verification System’ (MBVS) while the system implemented earlier was called ‘Biometric Verification System’ (BVS).

The new procedure for issuing SIM cards was inaugurated on December 23 and was immediately implemented across the country.

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