The ban encompasses the sale of mobile phone SIMs at all company and franchise outlets.   -File Photo

PESHAWAR: Acting on the directives of the Federal Interior Ministry, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) on Monday banned the sale of all private cellphone company's Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, DawnNews reported.

The ban encompasses the sale of mobile phone SIMs at all company and franchise outlets.

The decision to enforce the ban in the province was taken in view of the  prevalent use of illegal SIMs in most terrorist activities in the province.

Opinion

Editorial

Another lynching
Updated 22 Jun, 2024

Another lynching

The chilling alternative to not doing anything — which appears to be the state’s preferred option — is the advent of mob rule.
Tax & representation
22 Jun, 2024

Tax & representation

THE taxation measures outlined in the budget for the incoming fiscal year have triggered a lot of concern among ...
Life of the party?
22 Jun, 2024

Life of the party?

THE launch of Awaam Pakistan, a party led by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister...
KP’s ‘power struggle’
Updated 21 Jun, 2024

KP’s ‘power struggle’

Instead of emboldening protesters, CM Gandapur should encourage his provincial subjects to clear their due bills and ensure theft is minimised.
Journalist’s murder
21 Jun, 2024

Journalist’s murder

ANOTHER name has been added to the list of journalists murdered in Pakistan. On Tuesday, Khalil Jibran’s vehicle...
A leaner government?
21 Jun, 2024

A leaner government?

FINANCE Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb has reiterated his government’s ‘commitment’ to shutting down ministries...