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PTA to block mobile devices with non standard IMEI from December 1

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA has informed people that their long-anticipated Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) will become effective from December 1.

This was officially announced on Wednesday by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

The DIRBS is a system that is implemented to combat the smuggled devices that are either tax-free and generate no revenue or might make their consumers prone to security issues.

Devices that are bought before December 1 and have not registered with PTA but have a working connection will keep working. The PTA staff will pair those handsets with the associated connection that is inserted in the mobile device.

After December 1 all mobile devices that have a non-standard International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) will be permanently blocked by the PTA.

PTA has frequently reminded its consumers through a messaging service and informed them to know the status of their devices.

Users have to send their 15-digit IMEI number through SMS to 8484.

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