In Pakistan, many people are unaware of SIMs issued against their CNIC. To overcome this problem, PTA introduced an advanced SIMs Information System in 2009. The system was designed to keep a digital record of the SIMS subscribers so that the users can check the number of active SIMs issued against their CNIC.
How Many Can Sims Register Against One CNIC?
An individual can own a maximum of five SIMs issued on his CNIC as per the law set by the PTA. In other words, 1 CNIC can possess only 5 Sim cards.
Back in 2000, many people used more than 5 SIM cards on their CNIC, which is now restricted by the telecommunication authority.
How to Check the Name of a SIM Owner?
Due to advancements in our telecommunication sector, you can easily find the name of a SIM owner.
You need to follow the below steps:
- Open the SMS window on your mobile phone
- Type ‘MNP’
- Send this text message to ‘667.’
You will receive The name, CNIC number, and activation details of the Owner of the SIM within minutes through a reply.
How To Check the Number of Active Sims Issued Against Your CNIC?
The registration of SIM is necessary to pursue in order to prevent any illegal activity. If you want to find out the number of active SIM cards issued against your CNIC, then there are two ways to find out the total number of SIM cards, as follows:
- PTA Website
- Sending SMS
SIM Verification through PTA Website:
To check the number of SIM cards issued and active against your CNIC:
- Visit the PTA SIM Information Website
- The link will open a web page asking you to enter your information
- Enter your 13-digit CNIC number
- Verify the check box and submit
You will get a list of the registered SIMs against your CNIC in a tabular form.
The table tells you the total number of SIMs you have registered against your CNIC.
To find out the number of SIMs registered against your CNIC via SMS, here is a short guide:
- Open the text message application on your phone
- Type in your CNIC number without any hyphens
- Once done, send this message to 668
You will soon receive a reply via text message showing you the total number of active SIM cards against each operator (mobile company) issued on your CNIC.
Note: you will be charged PKR 2 + tax for each SMS you send.
Different network providers like Jazz, Telenor, Warid, Ufone, and Zong subscribers can check which SIM is registered against their CNIC.
|Zong SIM Number||Send it to 668||Rs. 2 + Tax|
|Jazz SIM Number||Send it to 668||Rs. 2 + Tax|
|Ufone SIM Number||Send it to 668||Rs. 2 + Tax|
|Telenor SIM Number||Send it to 668||Rs. 2 + Tax|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Following are the FAQs about ‘How to Check Number of SIMs on Your CNIC’ mentioned as follows:
Q1: How to check the number of SIMs registered against my CNIC?
Ans: If you want to know how many SIMs are registered against your CNIC, visit https://cnic.SIMs.pk/.
Q2: How many SIMs can be issued on one CNIC?
Ans: An individual can have a maximum of 5 SIM cards issued in their name as per the law set by the PTA.
Q3: How do I block my unregistered SIM card number?
Ans: You can block your number by contacting your SIM network provider or emailing @pta.gov.pk to file an online complaint.
Q4: How can I check my CNIC details online?
Ans: You can check your CNIC details online by visiting the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) website.
We hope you received enough information about “How to Check Number of SIMs on Your CNIC”. Verify your registered SIMs using the methods listed above. Please keep in mind that any unrecognized SIM for any illegal activity is a crime. For security reasons, you must block the unregistered SIMs.
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