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January 1970

Telenor Pakistan equips all its Sahulat Ghars with Biometric Verification System

In line with its commitment to ensure higher accuracy of subscriber data, Telenor Pakistan has successfully completed the installation of Biometric Verification System (BVS) for activation of SIMs at all of its Sahulat Ghar outlets across Pakistan.

It is pertinent to note here that Telenor Pakistan has been selling SIMs through BVS at all of its own Sales & Service Centers and Franchises in Karachi since December 01, 2013 and completed the nationwide installation of BVS for activation of SIMs at its S&SCs and Franchises on December 19, 2013. On March07, 2014 Telenor Pakistan became the first mobile operator to initiate BVS installation at its retail outlets and completed the BVS deployment in Karachi and Baluchistan by March 31, 2014.

Telenor Pakistan's staff along with channel partners was trained on the new system to ensure seamless transition to meet customer demands. Moreover, in order to facilitate consumers, special SIM sale counters for BVS have been setup alongside placement of informative posters, standees and handing out of brochures.

Commenting on this development, Muhammad Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor Pakistan expressed satisfaction and said, We are pleased to announce that we have completed the implementation of Biometric Verification System at all our Sahulat Ghar outlets in the country to ensure higher accuracy of subscriber data. We are confident that BVS will further help us address the issue of identity theft and prevent the irregular use of cellular connections. We are once again extremely grateful to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Ministry of Information and Technology, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the Ministry of Interior for facilitating this process.

Besides activation/replacement of SIMs, mobile number portability, change of SIM ownership and other value added services; Telenor Sahulat Ghar offers the facility to open Easypaisa Mobile Accounts through biometric verification, a first-of-its-kind initiative which is expected to give substantial impetus to Mobile Account adoption and the overall Easypaisa ecosystem.

About Telenor Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan is a provider of high quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has over 36.5 million subscribers, 2,800 employees and a nationwide network covering more than 8,000 cities. It holds a majority share in Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia.

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