Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) announced on Friday that the change will be effective on January 1, 2024. In Pakistan, as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), mobile operators may SIM disowning charge of up to 200 rupees on SIMs with a retention period of less than six months.
Sim Disowning Charges To Begin In 2024
PTA offers various methods to assist consumers in tracking the status of their registered SIMs, such as visiting https://cnic.sims.pk/ or sending an SMS with the CNIC number (without dashes) to 668 (standard charges apply).
PTA Introduces Rs 200 Sim Disowning Charge
Cellular mobile operators in Pakistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) may charge up to Rs200 to disown SIM cards with a retention term of less than six months beginning January 1, 2024,” the regulator said.
PTA Decides To Apply Rs 200 SIM Disowning Charge Details
Jazz, Telenor, and Zong proposed to the PTA to set a price floor and ceiling for SIM disowning. They suggested Rs200 to Rs500 as the price floor and ceiling prices.