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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s clarification about Afghan Short Information Messages

Islamabad, January 25, 2016 (PPI-OT): Apropos to some stories published in a section of press regarding Afghan SIMs, it is clarified that the information contained in these stories is incorrect and inaccurate. To address the spill over effects of mobile signals at Pak Afghan Border PTA had approached Afghan Embassy in Pakistan through Pakistan Foreign Office in August, 2014.

PTA had proposed an MoU to be signed between two governments to resolve current and any future issues related to mobile phone towers and cross border flow of signals. However, despite several reminders, no response was received until now. It may also be added that investigations regarding Bacha Khan University attack are underway. It is also to mention that Afghan SIMs can call any number in Pakistan from any part of Afghanistan.

For more information, contact:
Khurram A. Mehran
Director (PR)
Commercial Affairs
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
Tel: +92-51-9225346
Fax: +92-51-2878133
Email: comaff@pta.gov.pk
Website: www.pta.gov.pk

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