Over 65 lakh SIM users left Dhaka to celebrate Eid-Ul-Azha

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Published: 7/12/2022 6:15:16 AM

Mustafa Jabbar, the Posts and Telecommunications Minister, recently announced that more than 65 lakh SIM-card holders left the capital city of Dhaka on July 8 and July 9, to celebrate the holy occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha through a Facebook post.

According to the Posts and Telecommunications Minister, a total of 65,78,866 registered SIM-card users left Dhaka for various parts of the country, out of which 34,48,012 SIM-card holders are Grameenphone subscribers, 15,45,109 subscribers are from Robi, 14,17,114 users are from Banglalink and 1,68,631 users are Teletalk subscribers.

However, no conclusion can be drawn on the total number of people who left Dhaka from these figures as this information is based on the number of users having mobile SIMs who left the capital on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and July 9, respectively.

Moreover, a single person can use more than one SIM. Additionally, SIM cards are not issued in the names of children, and they are also travelling along with their family members outside the capital during Eid.

Dhaka is expected to become populated again, with people returning to the capital in the next few days as the Eid holidays come to an end.
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