Mobile users of Pakistan are busy recently, inquiring PTA about the validity of their mobile devices after the announcement of the deadline previously by PTA i.e 20th October 2018. That deadline has now been extended by PTA. However, Mobile users will still be able to use DIRBS for the verification of their mobile devices.
PTA Extends the 20th October Deadline for DIRBS
Keeping in view the requests from mobile device consumers and stakeholders, and to create further awareness for the 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 the status of mobile device’s IMEI(s). Users can know the IMEI of their mobile device by dialing *#06#. To verify mobile device status, users will send device’s IMEI number to 8484 via SMS, or PTA website link: www.dirbs.pta.gov.pk or by downloading DIRBS android mobile application from Google Play Store.
In line with Telecommunication Policy 2015, PTA developed a Device Identification Registration & 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.