PTA blocks 75 sims of spam callers on misuse of NACTA helpline

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ISLAMABAD June 21 (APP): On the recommendations of National
Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), the Pakistan Telecom Authority
(PTA) permanently blocked 75 Sims of the spam callers who misused
the Counter Terrorism Helpline 1717 facility by generating false
alarm for the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).

NACTA 1717 Helpline was established to facilitate public for
quick response from LEAs against any emergent terror threat and
moving immediately to help save the precious human lives, NACTA news
release here stated.

The action of blocking Sims was initiated over irresponsible
attitude on part of handful people who hindered the efficiency and
effectiveness of the facility established for countering
terrorism despite of having inbuilt warning messages of legal
consequences for those who may use the helpline with irresponsible
attitude.

NACTA took up the issue with PTA which subsequently blocked 75
SIMS of those individuals who have made more than 50 Spam and
frivolous calls on the NACTA Helpline.

NACTA appealed the Public to use the Helpline with
responsibility since it’s about saving human lives and countering
terrorism.