PTA registers 44m IMEIs of mobile devices

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Staff Reporter

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), working under the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, has registered 44 million IMEIs of mobile devices since January 15, 2019 and deposited Rs 5 billion to national exchequer on that account.
According to the one year performance report of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government , in order to curb the menace of mobile theft as well as smuggling of used (2nd hand) mobile phones in the country, the device identification, registration and blocking system (DIRBS) had also been made operational on the directions of Federal Cabinet.