SIM Disowning Charge apply on SIMs having less than 6 months retention period

TechnologySIM Disowning Charge apply on SIMs having less than 6 months retention...

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Effective from January 01, 2024, Cellular Mobile Operators in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) & Gilgit-Baltistan may levy a “Sim Disowning Charge” up to Rs 200 on SIMs having retention period of less than six months.

To check the status of registered SIMs, consumers can use following methods: by visiting or sending an SMS with CNIC number (without dashes) to 668 (charges apply).


In a press release issued on Friday, that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that all consumers are advised to disown or return unnecessary SIMs, free of charge latest by December 31, 2023.

By doing so, consumers can avoid SIM disowning charge and contribute towards responsible usage of SIMs.

A one-time waiver against the SIM disowning charge will be granted in cases of illegal SIM issuance without the knowledge or consent of the consumer.

With this decision, PTA said that it stays committed to national safety and security while ensuring uninterrupted quality services to all telecom consumers.

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