Government of Pakistan allows people living abroad having Pakistani origin to get POC. Now PTA has announced that anyone having a Pakistani Origin Card can also get a SIM card in Pakistan.
The procedure is quite simple and very similar to the standard operating procedure, however SIMs issued to POC holders have limited validity.
How POC holders can get SIM card:
- Visit company’s operated Customer Services Center (CSC).
- Produce valid POC along-with valid Passport.
- Customer services representative will issue SIM after obtaining copy of documents mentioned above.
- Customer Services Agreement Form (CSAF) duly filled and signed with thumb impression by the subscriber.
As per our information POC holders are allowed to get one SIM at a time only, moreover the validity of the SIM card corresponds to the validity of POC.
The government rules state that only these people can get a POC. Pakistani national having surrendered the nationality, parents or grandparents are/were of Pakistani origin. Similarly if you are a foreign national and any of your relatives (brother,sister,uncle,aunt) are or were Pakistani nationals.
Since using a SIM card which is not registered on your name is illegal, POC holders can now get their own SIM rather than asking family members or friends to lend their SIM cards.