40m SIMs out of 103m verified, biometric verification becomes tough task for cellular companies

06:29 PM | 17 Feb, 2015
40m SIMs out of 103m verified, biometric verification becomes tough task for cellular companies
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LAHORE (Web Desk) - Out of about 103 million subscribers, the cellular companies have verified approximately 40 million pre-paid SIMs through biometric verification system at a cost of Rs 10 from each subscriber.

On demand of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), pre-paid SIM biometric re-verification has become a difficult task because of non-resemblance in SIM holders’ record held by the companies and Nadra as their identification is not verified through their thumb impression.

A huge number of subscribers have to listen from customer service centers, franchise or authorize retail outlet that your thumb impression is not matching with the record hold by NADRA so visit NADRA for removal of discrepancy.

Though government has set April 13, 2015 deadline for the cellular companies for biometric verification of about 103 million subscribers and cellular companies have asked the subscribers to get verified their pre-paid SIMs till Feb 26, 2015, officials said.