Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has extended the deadline for blocking unregulated IMEIs for an additional 30 days. PTA has given extension due to the coronavirus outbreak, to provide relief and facilitation to the public. The blocking of mobile devices that are not compliant with PTA regulations will resume from May 19 and will be communicated via SMS.
The PTA has launched a device identification registration and blocking system (DIRBS). Mobile device users can register their devices through its website or by dialling *8484#.