PTA issued notice over decision to block unregistered cell phones


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) decision to block unregistered mobile phones was challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday.

The hearing was conducted by Justice Athar Minallah of the IHC.

The judge remarked that “the stance of the companies is correct and the PTA should mend the issue on priority basis while extending its previous deadline”. PTA officials told the court that they were in contact with the mobile companies on the issue.

The court issued notice to the PTA and sought its detailed reply on the matter. The hearing was adjourned for a period of two weeks.