As a law abiding citizen, I checked how many SIMs were in my name by using the 668 SMS facility provided to me. I was shocked to discover that there were 2 extra SIMs than the ones I actually have. These extra SIMs had been discontinued and disconnected 5to 6 years back. I contacted the Telecom Company, which was my service provider, and they assured me that I could confirm the SIMs I was using and the rest would be marked as deactivated.

What I fail to understand is why the SIMs I had deactivated 6 years ago were still showing in the PTA’s database as my SIMS? Why don’t these very prominent and established companies keep a better data base which is upgraded with the correct information? What if somebody uses the SIM which is in my name and I will have no clue about it whatsoever. I demand to know when there is so much hue and cry about crackdown on illegal SIMS (as a vital part of anti crime effort), why are the Telecom Companies not doing anything about this? Why is PTA not able to play its role?

ESSA JAN ALLAWALA,

Lahore, September 24.