Illegal SIMs registration: FIA arrests NADRA employees, six others

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime
Circle has arrested eight accused including two employees of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for their alleged involvement in the illegal registration of SIM cards.

The intelligence agency’s cybercrime wing has launched its Operation Cyber Storm and arrested eight accused of illegal registration of SIM cards.

The head of FIA Cyber Crime Circle Sindh, Imran Riaz said in a statement that raids were conducted in Sukkur and Ghotki. Two franchises have been sealed over illegally registering SIM cards.

He disclosed that the illegally registered SIM cards were being provided to the dacoits in Kacha areas besides being used for child pornography. The agency also seized the data of nearly 10,000 thumb expressions.

He further revealed that some NADRA employees were found involved in the illegal registration of SIM cards.

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