SIM Crack Down

Tuesday - 2/3/2009, 7:17pm EST

Pakistani authorities are tightening security around mobile phones. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority over the weekend introduced new rules for the sale of mobile phone SIM cards. It's designed to curb crime and terrorism. Often mobile phones are used as remote detonation devices for explosives. The new rules were intended to make it hard for anyone to buy a new SIM card without legal documentation