Islamabad: The deadline for registering mobile devices under Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) Device Identification Registration & Blocking System (DIRBS) ends on Jan 15.
Statement release by Pakisatn Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that today was the last date for device registration.
PTA‘s Assistant Director Public Relations Tayyaba Iftikhar said that all cellular phones which are active on mobile networks and registered under DRIBS will remain operational while other cellphones will no more be operational.
“Even non-compliant devices in operation prior to this date will be tied to these numbers and will remain operational till the useful life of the device,” she added.
Sources informed that PTA developed DRIBS in accordance with the Telecom policy 2015 issued by telecommunication authorities.
Information Technology & Telecom section 9.6 to cut down mobile phone usage, and reduce mobile phones theft apart, and customer protection.
Citizens can find the status of their cellular phone devices by messaging their device’s 15 digits IMEI number to 8484.