PTA’s new mobile device registration system, DIRBS, is creating a lot of trouble for the general public. It seems that the government were not ready for the new system and the new system, as expected of a new system, had bugs.
Since the new policy has come into effect, there have been many complaints regarding the mismanagement and the fact that even officials at the relevant departments do not any clue regarding the due process.
All this chaos has begotten the vistas of bribery and corruption.
We are also finalising the integration of the electronic Customs and PTA system with mobile network franchises so that phones can be registered, and if need be, taxes also collected at the network operator's franchises in the near future.
— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) December 21, 2018
However, the Minister of State for Revenue, Hammad Azhar, has come out to clarify and update the public about a temporary disruption of services.
Azhar stated that the government is finalizing the integration of the electronic Customs and PTA system with the mobile network franchises to enable the registration of phones. He added that if required, the taxes will also be collected at the network operator’s franchises in coming days.
In a tweet, the state minister explained the reason behind the long queues at Lahore airport saying that the computer systems for mobile registration system were down at the Allama Iqbal International Airport a day ago for two hours due to a connectivity issue.
He said that this was the reason behind the inconvenience faced by the passengers. He told that the government has doubled up the registration kiosks at the Lahore Airport, Air Freight Unit (AFU), and the customs house.
Via: Hammad Azhar