Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Eleven Nadra officials held in mobile SIM scam

Posted By DAWN.COM On January 25, 2012 

Interior Minister Rehman Malik.—File Photo

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken into custody 11 employees, including two officers of Nadra after a report aired on DawnNews exposed Pakistan Telecommunication Authortiy’s (PTA) incompetence in registering mechanism of mobile subscriber identity module (SIM) cards.

The report had shown how a mobile SIM was registered and activated by using particulars of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

The interior ministry swung into action after this and rounded up five Nadra officials yesterday from different part of the country.

The agency further extended its investigation circle and today held 11 more employees of the registration authority.