PESHAWAR: Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world where you can buy prepaid phone cards with credit or debit cards.
However, these prepaid phone card plans are not available in the country.
The National Electronic Payment Authority (NEPA) is a body tasked with providing electronic payment solutions for Pakistan.
The agency also manages prepaid phone plan options for international customers, which are mostly issued by companies such as Indian Express and Mastercard.
According to the NEPA, prepaid phone call plans are available in Pakistan through prepaid mobile phone cards.
However, prepaid mobile phones cannot be used to make international calls, nor can they be used in the home, the agency said in a statement.
In the past, prepaid cards could only be used at the local call center and would be billed to the customer at the end of the billing cycle.
The NEPa also said prepaid cards can be used by customers of non-profit organisations and NGOs.
In order to get a prepaid phone phone plan in Pakistan, customers must first register for a prepaid card.
The card is then linked to their online banking account.
Once the card is linked, the cardholder can then use the prepaid phone at a call centre, pay for the call and have it forwarded to the designated mobile number.
The NEP-A said the prepaid card plan is for international calls only.
A prepaid phone is considered as a payment card when it has a valid prepaid card number.
The prepaid phone can be activated by the call center operator and the mobile operator must be in the same country.
According the NPA, a prepaid telephone can be registered with a mobile number in India only if the mobile number is associated with a SIM card or the SIM is valid in the mobile phone number.