MISUSE OF COUNTER TERRORISM HELPLINE 1717, PTA
BLOCKS 75 SIMS, DUE TO SPAM CALLING.
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad: On the recommendations of National Counter
Terrorism Authority (NACTA), the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA)
permanently blocked 75 Sims of the spam callers who were using the
Counter Terrorism Helpline 1717 facility for generating false alarm
for the Law Enforcement Agencies.
NACTA 1717 Helpline was established to facilitate public for quick
response from LEAs against any emergent terror threat as the LEAs
move into action after receiving complaints from any person on the
helpline to save human lives.
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 Pakistan Telecom Authority and PTA has
blocked 75 SIMS of those individuals who have made more than 50
Spam & frivolous calls on the NACTA Helpline 1717.
NACTA appeals to use the Public to use the Helpline with
responsibility since itís about saving human lives and countering