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Parkop: Deactivation of SIM Cards a Logistical Nightmare

NICTA’s deadline to deactivate all unregistered SIM cards by tomorrow has been described as a logistical nightmare, by NCD Governor, Powes Parkop.

Governor Parkop says this decision doesn’t account for the bulk of the population in rural areas.

The decision to deactivate all unregistered SIM cards is a costly exercise, says Governor Parkop.

He said there should not be any deadline for subscribers thus allow them to register at their own convenient time.
And NICTA should deal with mobile operators.

This week a lawyer Baundo Francis based on human rights ground filed an urgent application with the Waigani National Court.

He said the SIM card deactivation process us unfriendly especially to servicemen to service providers registration

And yesterday the Catholic Bishops Conference of Paua New Guinea and Solomon Islands called for NICTA to extend the SIM registration deadline.

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