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Govt extends deadline for mobile phone registration till Jan 15

Govt extends deadline for mobile phone registration till Jan 15

The government has extended the due date for registering your cell phones till January 15 and diminished it’s before strategy of obstructing the unregistered handsets, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told a question and answered session in Islamabad on Thursday.

PAT Announced the Mobile Phone Registration Date:

In October, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had said it would obstruct every single cell phone whose International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number isn’t enrolled with it till October 20. The due date was stretched out till December 31 after open kickback and frenzy.


The legislature has now broadened the due date till January 15 and furthermore rolled out an improvement in its strategy, the clergyman said. Those with non-obligation paid, unregistered cell phones would now be able to get their gadgets enlisted even after January 15, yet they will pay a fine, which will be equivalent to 10% of traditions obligation.

Administration’s Strategy To Check the Registered Cell phones:

The administration has framed this strategy to check to carry of cell phones that dodge charges by utilizing one IMEI number for various (read several thousand) cell phones.


IMEI is a one of a kind codes given to your versatile by its producer simply like the vehicle recognizable proof number.

The administration utilizes this number to recognize a substantial telephone on a system (Jazz, Telenor or Zong for instance) and can obstruct the handset’s entrance to the system. If the PTA hinders your cell phone’s IMEI number, you can’t utilize it on any portable system in Pakistan—the telephone will just not work.

To discover your telephone’s IMEI number, you can dial *#06# from your cell phone or if there should arise an occurrence of the component telephone simply discover it imprinted in the battery compartment. Messaging your IMEI number to 8484 will affirm if it is enlisted.

On the off chance that you have acquired a marked (pressed) telephone from the market, it will be obligation paid.

All things considered, you don’t need to stress since when you embed your SIM or interface with a system out of the blue, your telephone is enlisted consequently.

Be that as it may, on the off chance that you have purchased a Chinese telephone of an obscure brand or unloaded telephone, otherwise called units in the nearby market, your gadget will be obstructed after January 15. To get it unblocked, you should pay a fine equivalent in incentive to 10% of the tradition’s obligation on the given handset.

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