PTA extends deadline of device identification registration and blocking system

General Official News

Islamabad, October 18, 2018 (PPI-OT): Keeping in view the requests from mobile device consumers and stakeholders, and to create further awareness for general public, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has decided to extend the deadline of implementation of Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) until further notice.

Mobile Device consumers can continue using DIRBS facility to verify status of mobile device’s IMEI(s). Users can know the IMEI of their mobile device by dialling *#06#. To verify mobile device status, users will send device’s IMEI number to 8484 via SMS, or PTA website link: or by downloading DIRBS android mobile application from Google Play Store.

In line with Telecommunication Policy 2015, PTA developed a Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) for facilitation of general public. The system shall ensure the use of legal mobile devices on Pakistani networks, and improve the quality of mobile service to consumers.

For more information, contact:
Director (PR)
Commercial Affairs
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
Tel: +92-51-9225346
Fax: +92-51-2878133