PTA & FIA Starts Crackdown Against Non-Type Approved Smartphones

In its proactive efforts to curb illegal telecom activities in the country, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is continuously monitoring and carrying out raids in collaboration with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Recently, PTA and FIA Cyber Crime circle teams raided the mobile market at Bahadurabad, Karachi and confiscated 216 non-type approved mobile handsets of different models.

An FIR has been registered by FIA for the same. Non-type approved mobile handsets from major brands such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Apple, Motorola, Lenovo, Hisense and more have been confiscated during the raid.

The telecommunication authority (PTA) is taking steps to deter cheaters who are fleecing the Government with grey channel import of mobile devices and avoiding taxes.

The general public is encouraged to report any such activity to PTA at [email protected]

It is pertinent to mention here that every model of mobile handset as well as tablet PC is required to be type approved from PTA prior to its sale in the open market.