How unregistered SIM will be registered?

SIM CArd.jpgTelecom regulator BTRC has issued guidelines to mobile operators a day before the expiry of deadline for re-registration of mobile-phone SIM cards after biometric tests.The earlier instruction to block the unregistered SIMs for two months has now been withdrawn and subscribers will be able to re-activate the blocked SIM cards immediately by providing biometric details in line with the new guidelines.The latest BTRC guideline says those SIMs not registered with biometric tests by Tuesday can be re-registered by users within 450 days after expiry of deadline.To re-activate the SIM within this 450-day period, applicable charges and the related tax will have to be paid. A letter to the operators from BTRC Director Lt Col (retd) Mohammad Zulfiqar said that all unregistered SIMs will be deactivated after Tuesday midnight.It detailed four possible steps for re-activation of these SIMs by using identity documents like passports, birth certificate or driving licenses.


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