According to statistics from the media, Pakistan’s commercial import of mobile phones has increased by 110 percent in one year. In 2018, 9,564,424 mobile phones were imported, whereas, in 2019, the number stands at 19,834,465 mobiles and the reason behind is said to be successful implementation of the new mobile phone registration system by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
The new system lead to Substantial decrease in illegal imports and the smuggling of mobile phones and has helped the government generate revenue from the legal import of cellular phones of more than Rs. 1.27 billion.
Source: Pro Pakistani