KARACHI: Sindh Assembly has approved a resolution, seeking to block all illegal subscriber identification module (SIM) cards, ARY News reported Monday.
The assembly session, presided over by Deputy Speaker Syeda Shehla Raza, unanimously passed the resolution, which was tabled by Seema Zia of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Ms Zia said SIMs from Afghanistan and South Africa were being used in the province to extend threatening calls.
Information Minister said the matter of illegal SIMswas sensitive. “Recently a man was caught and around 5,000 SIMs were recovered from his possession,” he informed.
It’s good that cell phone companies give taxes, but national security cannot be compromised in the name of taxes, the minister added.
Lawmakers also lodged their protest over shortage of water in Karachi and Hyderabad. In reply, Sharjeel Memon appealed the prime minister to exempt Dhabeji and other pumping stations loadshedding-free.