How to Check SIM Number on CNIC?

How to Check SIM Number on CNIC?
With the increase in the use of cellular phones in Pakistan, the number of illegal activities reached a new height. The main reason behind such fraudulent activities was the use of unregistered SIM cards. To curb this social, moral, and criminal issue in Pakistan, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) initiated the process of registering sim cards against CNIC. this process allows the PTA to keep a track record of all the subscribers under a CNIC. If you want to check how to check the SIM number on your CNIC, follow this article for all the details.

Why is There a Need to Check SIM Card Number Ownership Against CNIC?

If you have any SIM card registered against your CNIC and you are unaware of it, it may lead to problems for you. Someone might use those SIM cards against you for some fraud or criminal activities. To avoid getting into any unfortunate circumstances, you should have track of all the SIM cards issued against your name. this will help you block any of the numbers you are not aware of.

How many SIM Cards can one person have?

PTA has issued a regulation that allows an individual to have a maximum of 5 SIM cards under his/her CNIC. All these 5 SIMs are verified and registered in his name. If someone already has five SIMs, he/she cannot get any more SIMs. If someone wants to buy an additional SIM, he/she has to block one of the SIMs.

It is important to note that a person can have, in no condition, no more than 5 SIMs registered under his CNIC.

How to Check SIM Card Number on Your CNIC?

If you don’t know the number of SIM cards against your name, you can use one of the two methods to find out. You can get the information through two methods:

  • Via SMS
  • Through Website

Check SIM Ownership Via SMS

To check SIM Cards ownership on CNIC via SMS, follow this simple procedure:

  • Start a new message on your phone.
  • In the message box, type in your CNIC number without hyphens.
  • After that, send a text message to 668.
  • After sending the message, you will receive a text message about the information regarding SIM cards on your CNIC.
  • The fee for this service is PKR 2+ tax.
  • Note that you will be asked for confirmation to use mobile phone credit before sending the text to 668.

Checking SIM Card Ownership on CNIC is easy, convenient, and free through the website. To check it through the website, you have to follow this method:

  • First of all, open your browser.
  • Go to the PTA SIM Information System website.
  • After going to the website, you will be required to enter your information.
  • In the box, type in your CNIC number.
  • After entering your CNIC number, tick the box that asks “Verify you are not a robot
  • Then, press send.
  • After submitting your request, the page will show all the sim cards issued against your CNIC. It will also provide information about SIM card numbers and the telecom operators.

How to Block SIM Cards registered against your CNIC?

If you find any sims issued against your name that you are unaware of, you need to block those cards immediately. To block extra SIM Cards issued against your CNIC, follow these steps.

  • The message clearly states the name of the cellular company of each SIM Card.
  • So, visit the nearest franchise or customer support office of the relevant telecom provider.
  • The Customer service representative will demand your original CNIC to begin the process.
  • Fill in a form to block registered SIM.
  • After following the process, your SIM will be blocked immediately.

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