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January 25, 2020

Mobile registration to be valid for seven days

National

January 25, 2020

ISLAMABAD: With reference to mobile device registration applications, users are informed that all applications/payment slip identification (PSID) have a validity period of seven days, during which time applicant can pay the applicable Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) taxes and duties.

In case of non-payment within seven days from generation of application/PSID, the same shall be automatically deleted/removed from system and deleted PSID will not have validity for payment at local banks, e-payments and online banking systems. Upon deletion of such applications/PSID, a user can re-apply to generate fresh PSID for device registration.

The PTA has launched device identification registration blocking system (DIRBS). As per regulations, all mobile devices being connected to local networks using local SIMs are subject to registration within 60 days from 1st use of device on local mobile networks in Pakistan.

The PTA has provided three mechanisms for registration of mobile devices; through website (https://dirbs.pta.gov.pk/drs), by dialing *8484# or visiting mobile operators’ franchises/service centres across Pakistan.