Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts in curtailing grey telephone trafficking carried out a successful raid, in coordination with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), in Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Karachi.
According to details, two raids were conducted in Sargodha by PTA Zonal office in close coordination with FIA. The first raid was conducted at 44 Chak Sattelite Town, Sargodha where 3 gateway exchanges, 2 TP Link routers, 3 laptops, 6 Internet USB, 1000 SIMs and a biometric device were confiscated. One person was arrested.
In Faisalabad, the first raid was conducted in Madina Tower, Soosan Road, Faisalabad where an illegal gateway exchange, VoIP, router, broadband connection and 100 phone connections were confiscated. The second raid was conducted at Janjua Business Centre, Wapda City Faisalabad where an operational illegal gateway exchange and 10 phone connections were confiscated.
In Multan, the raid was conducted in Nishtabad Silawali, Sargodha. 11 Gateways, 4 laptops, 1 TP Link router, 7 Internet USB, and 900 SIMs were confiscated. Two persons were arrested on the spot.
In Gujranwala, rhe raid was conducted in Satellite Town, Gujranwala where 5 illegal gateway exchanges, 1 TP link router, 2 laptops, 2 Internet devices and 2 USB along with other allied equipment including approximately 2500 SIMs were confiscated. One person was arrested during the raid.
In Karachi, the raid was conducted in Gujar Nala, Karachi in close coordination with FIA, where 7 gateways, 3 laptops, 2 mobile devices, 2 LAN switches, a Dongle and approximately 150 SIMs were confiscated. One person was arrested during the raid.
The ongoing successful raids against grey operators are testament to PTA’s continuous monitoring, commitment and persistent efforts along with the support of FIA in curtailing grey traffic.