Govt Set to Allow Overseas Pakistanis to Register Mobiles for 120 Days

The Federal Government of Pakistan is all set to launch an online system for the temporary registration of mobile handsets for 120 days for foreign nationals and overseas Pakistanis that are visiting Pakistan for short durations, sources at the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication (MoIT) informed ProPakistani.

The sources added that the temporary registration system (TRS) has been developed and integrated by PTA in consultation with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The launching ceremony of the TRS initiative will be held in the coming days.

Once this mechanism is operational, overseas Pakistanis and foreign nationals will be able to avail this facility of temporarily registering their mobile device on each visit to Pakistan without incurring any customs duties for 120 days.

However, if the said device is intended for permanent use in Pakistan then it will be subject to applicable FBR customs duties/taxes.


  • Why don’t they abolish PTA tax at first place? This is the only country with such law. And failure is so broad that there are handsom quality of non pta smuggled phones in market and pta approving it without any record. Tax should be on people with multiple phones or more than two would make sense.

    • 200% agree. Initially they announced that one mobile will be registered free in one year. Late on started this stupid system.

      • Agr ye 1 set 1 year main free register krne dyte thay tou yaha pr paise atte thay bt ab wo b khatm ho gay in ki policy ki wajah se

    • Have you really researched about Taxes on Mobile phone in other countries. Please do. You will be surprised. Please dont misguide public.


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