According to the one-year performance report of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has registered 44 million IMEIs of mobile devices since January 15, 2019, and has deposited Rs. 5 billion to the national exchequer on that account.
In order to curb mobile phone theft, as well as smuggling of used mobile phones in the country, PTA’s device identification, registration, and blocking system (DIRBS) was made operational on the directions of the Federal Cabinet.
Through austerity measures, the Ministry of IT and its allied organizations have saved Rs. 64.33 million from their allocated budget, which was deposited to the national exchequer.
Moreover, PTA has also notified that mobile phone users that have dual-SIM phones where one IMEI is registered and the second hasn’t been registered are advised to get them registered with PTA before 31st August 2019.
PTA will evaluate all such requests, and validated cases will be registered accordingly.
The 2nd IMEI cannot be registered after 31st August 2019.