ILLEGAL TELECOM EXCHANGES RAIDED IN LAHORE AND PESHAWAR

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) jointly conducted two successful raids at Peshawar and Lahore and confiscated illegal gateway exchanges while three persons were apprehended.

These raids were conducted based on the information obtained through illegal traffic monitoring facility of PTA. It resulted in confiscation of illegal switches alongwith other accessories. The seized illegal setups were running in the areas of Peshawar and Lahore. One individual at Peshawar and two at Lahore were arrested from the premises.

It may be noted that PTA has been able to bust 43 illegal call termination gateways throughout Pakistan in last two years, which included small and big gateway setups. The apprehended culprits are being interrogated by FIA and legal proceedings are underway.

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