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PTA’s Mobile Phone Registration System Fails to Stop Street Crimes


KARACHI: The mobile phone registration system failed to curb street crimes by the government to eliminate the dangers associated with illegal mobile phones in the country.

Street Crime is one of the main sources of second-hand mobile phone trading, with the incidence of mobile phone robbery or theft reaching three times high in 2019.

Data compiled by the Karachi Police and Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) have questioned the performance of Device Identification, Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) launched in January 2019.

Related: PTA prolonged the deadline for the registration of second IMEI number

It should be noted that the authorities claimed that the new technology will help to eliminate the dangers associated with the use of illegal mobile phones in the country which will end the street crime.

According to data released in this regard, when the DIRBS came into operation in 2019, 45 thousand 34 mobiles were stolen or stolen in Karachi.

However, in 2018 there were 35,418 58 such incidents and 30,814 crimes were reported in 2017.

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