PTA Has Generated Over Rs. 5 Billion Through its DIRBS System

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.


  • PTA DIRBS have many flows. they banned my brother phone which he is using from last 3 years. however PTA announced that they will ban new phone which are unregister and unused after nov 2018.

  • It is flawed and shows malicious intent of PTA & FBR and they play ping pong with the people suffering from this garbage practice.

    I sent a message before deadline via roaming and then had my mobile active (before deadline and even asked at airport to register, where they comment that if you use it for a week, it will auto register). Now once, I visited again in August. My mobile was blocked and they want PKR from me to unblock it. Screw you… Not a penny for you guys.

    Cheap tactics to collect Revenue.. Welcome to “Naya Pakistan”…

  • Sir govt ko kuch btaen mobile registr k banks m countr bnaen aj bhi hum 70km door set regstr krwany gae j0 PSID code k lye jo sirf Fbr walon k pass power hy.

  • ha ram ke taxes laga ke kitna be paisa generate kar lo woh ha ram ka he rahe ga. Dead to imran terrorist, Khatme nabuwat zindabad.

  • Actually The tax that is levied on the smartphones is very high there slab rates are ridiculous and also hurting the importers


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