Sindh Govt Asks PTA to Block SIM Cards of Unvaccinated Individuals

The Sindh government has determined to put in writing to the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to dam the SIMs of unvaccinated humans withinside the province.


According to the Sindh government’s spokesman, Murtaza Wahab, Chief Minister (CM) Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, gave the nod to the notion in a high-stage assembly held earlier today in view of the growing COVID-19 cases in Sindh.


During the assembly, CM Sindh also directed the applicable government to approach PTA through the federal government to ship caution messages to customers of all cell networks withinside the province to get vaccinated within a week earlier than blocking off their SIMs.

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If the PTA approves the Sindh government’s request, Sindh could come to be the second one province to dam the SIMs of unvaccinated humans after Punjab, which final month decided to block the SIMs of all unvaccinated residents.


On the alternative hand, telecommunication businesses are expected to oppose the Sindh government’s pass of blocking off SIMs of unvaccinated residents similar to what they did whilst Punjab proposed a similar move. They argued that there were different options that the Punjab government could work out to inspire the residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The Telecom industry wouldn’t be thrilled with such calls, as they argue that simple rights shouldn’t be curbed instead could begin banning non-critical objects for people who aren’t vaccinated. The Telecom industry is still eyeing its alternatives and may approach PTA for a stance when needed.


Previously, the Sindh government had also decided to keep the month-to-month salaries of its unvaccinated personnel. The selection changed into part of the “no vaccination, no salary” initiative to inspire the personnel of the provincial government to vaccinate themselves in opposition to Coronavirus.

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