Saturday, June 20, 2009

Five illegal gateway exchanges busted

Pin It ISLAMABAD (June 20 2009): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials, has busted five illegal international gateway exchanges in residential areas of Islamabad and Karachi in last few weeks.

This initiative is a part of the pursuance of its efforts against illegal telecom traffic.PTA detected illegal set-ups through the Technical Facility installed to monitor the illegal business of telecom throughout the country. Upon investigation and confirmation, successful raids were conducted by PTA Zonal offices and FIA at Karachi and Islamabad and operational international exchanges were seized.Chairman PTA Dr Mohammed Yaseen informed that these five illegal operations of grey traffic were causing US $1.7 million per month loss to the national exchequer. He further informed that PTA as a regulator is vigilant and shall take all measures to stop this unlawful activity. The Chairman PTA also warned all those involved in illegal or grey telecom traffic to stop such unlawful activities, otherwise strict action will be initiated against them as per the law.

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