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Deadline For Blocking Phones Are Extended By PTA

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 Deadline for Blocking Phones Are Extended By PTA
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken another U-turn and extended the deadline for implementation of Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) for the third time.

PTA representative said that thinking about the solicitations from  phone purchasers and partners, and to make advance mindfulness for overall population, PTA has chosen to expand the due date of usage of DIRBS until further notice. 

 Phone purchasers can keep utilizing DIRBS office to confirm status of cell phone's IMEI(s). 

Clients can know their Phone's IMEI by dialing *#06#. 

To confirm Phone status, clients need to send the gadget's IMEI number to 8484 by means of SMS, or utilize PTA site interface: DIRBS.PTA.gov.pk or by downloading the DIRBS android portable application from Google Play Store. 

In accordance with Telecommunication Policy 2015, PTA created DIRBS for the assistance of overall population. The framework will guarantee the utilization of legitimate cell phones on Pakistani systems, and enhance the nature of portable support of customers, PTA kept up in an official articulation. 

PTA had expanded the due date for execution of DIRBS till August 30, 2018. The DIRBS has been produced to distinguish substandard, counterfeit and wrongfully foreign made cell phones and in addition enlist and square rebellious gadgets on cell phone systems. 

PTA propelled DIRBS on May 10, 2018. The due date for Phase-1 of DIRBS was June 29, 2018. It included mapping and distinguishing proof of IMEIs and hindering of stolen/lost devices. 


Keeping in view the requests of various stakeholders and in the interest of ensuring smooth implementation, the deadline for Phase-1 was extended from June 29 to August 30, 2018. The Phase-II was to be started from August 31, 2018 and PTA had stated that no further extension will be granted. In Phase-II, full blocking will be implemented for all non-compliant devices that are not PTA approved.

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