The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) began blocking unregistered mobile phones in the country from Wednesday morning.
Pakistan telecommunication Authority started a massive campaign against blocking the unregistered cellphones in the country.
The last date before the people could register their smartphones was January 15, Although the Senate Standing Committee on Information technology recommended that the time should be extended by 15 days.
The automatic system of blocking the cellphones began on Wednesday morning after the due date passed.
If you buy a branded cellphone (packed) from market, its custom duty will already be paid. In this case, you don’t have to worry about the registration, because your mobile is by default registered. However, if you bought an unpacked phone then your device needs to be registered.
To get it unblocked, you will have to pay a fine equal in value to 10% of the customs duty on the given handset.
This move will be affected new unregistered phones come into the country after today.