Pakistanis Must Get Fingerprinted To Use Cellphones
All across Pakistan, cellphone users are lining up to get fingerprinted. The government has ordered cellphone companies to collect the biometric data for every SIM card — and it says it will cut off service for any phone not registered.
Tim Craig, the Islamabad bureau chief for The Washington Post, tells Here & Now’s Robin Young that the new program is a response to recent brutal terrorist attacks that have used cell phones.
- Tim Craig, Pakistan bureau chief for The Washington Post, based in Islamabad. He tweets @timcraigpost.
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