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Pakistani Cellphone Crackdown May Fuel Black Market

As Pakistani cellphone users face a deadline this week to match their SIM cards with their fingerprints, analysts say the move by the government could further a black market in illicit communications. The Pakistani National Accountability Bureau has estimated, in a filing before the Peshawar High Court, that over 40,000 SIM cards traced back to Afghanistan are operational in Pakistan, and that most of them are being used in terror related crimes. The government says that by storing...

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