As per directives issued by Federal Government regarding extension in the deadline for registration of mobile devices under Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s Device Identification Registration Blocking System (DIRBS), all mobile devices which are already activated on cellular mobile networks within Pakistan by 15th January 2019 shall remain operational without service disruption.
Even non-compliant devices in operation prior to this date will be tied to these numbers and will remain operational till the useful life of the device.
PTA developed/established Device Identification Registration & Blocking System (DIRBS), in line with Telecom policy 2015, issued by Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, section 9.6 with the aim to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone usage, discourage Mobile Phones theft and protect consumer interest.
Previously, PTA set the last date for registration of mobile phones using this system on 1st December. You were required to get your phone registered until then. Then from 31st December, the authority would start blocking unauthorized and unverified mobile phones. However, PTA has now delayed that to 15th January now.
All Pakistani mobile device users wishing to know the status of a device can send each 15 digit IMEI number via SMS to 8484. The status of the mobile device can also be checked via PTA website link DIRBS.PTA.gov.pk or by downloading DIRBS android mobile application. For further details: visit the PTA website.