LAHORE - A meeting was held at PTA Headquarters on Friday, which was attended by Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of all mobile companies. Chairman PTA Dr Mohammed Yaseen appreciated the efforts made by mobile companies in launching of new system of "Activation of Sims after Verification". Chairman PTA described that PTA is constantly monitoring the new regime throughout Pakistan, AJ &K and Northern Areas. It was observed that system performance is more than satisfactory and whatever teething problems faced in the initial stages have been sorted out. Chairman PTA informed CEOs that PTA has also compared the sales of SIMs of February, 2008 with that of February 2009 after launching of new regime. It was revealed that there was slight increase in sale of SIMs as compared to last year, which speaks of efficiency of the new systems and whatever concerns of mobile companies and others regarding decrease in sale of SIMs due to new system have been proved wrong. Chairman PTA emphasised that the procedures and processes must be monitored by mobile companies themselves so that Franchisees and Retailers are checked. Any franchisee/retailer found violating the procedure should be dealt severely. Chairman PTA informed the meeting that PTA has been interacting with different organisations using jammers and continuous work is undertaken to remove the illegal Jammers so that availability of interference free spectrum is ensured. It may be mentioned that PTA and mobile industry is also working jointly to introduce a new SMS based system by virtue of which a mobile user can be able to know the number of SIMs working against his/her CNIC by sending a SMS. A similar system is active through which a subscriber sends a blank message to "667" and return message gives antecedents of that particular SIM owner.