Pakistan Bans New Cell Phone Connections in KP

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The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority November 19 prohibited the sale of new cell phone connections or subscriber identity modules (SIMs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa media reported.

The ban, ordered by the federal government, applies to the sale of SIM cards at all retail outlets, Dawn News reported.

The ban is intended to prevent terrorists from misusing SIM cards to detonate cell phone-controlled bombs, media reported.

 

Originally published by Central Asia Online

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