Public Notice: All mobile devices including non-compliant (having SIM/IMEI functionality) active on Pakistani mobile networks till 1st December, will remain operational without service interruption. Non-compliant mobile devices will be paired with user’s mobile number.
To check the status of your mobile device, kindly dial *#06# from the dialer of mobile device, after receiving each 15 digit IMEI number (dual SIM), send each 15 digit IMEI number via SMS to short code 8484.
What is DIRBS (Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System) ?
Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System’s (DIRBS) objective is to ensure a healthy growth of mobile device ecosystem in Pakistan. DIRBS will ensure use of legal devices on the mobile networks. The import, use, and growth of legal devices will improve the quality of mobile service to consumers, preserve network resources of the mobile operators, provide better security and ensure the protection of intellectual property rights. PTA will make sure that only type approved and legal devices are operational over mobile networks in the country.
To Check the status of your mobile, use the following link : https://dirbs.pta.gov.pk
|Your mobile device IMEI is compliant (PTA Approved)||This message indicates that the mobile device is PTA compliant. You can use this mobile device and continue receiving network services.||Your mobile device is PTA approved and fulfils all codal requirements of Government of Pakistan. Such users do not need to take any action|
|Your device IMEI is non-compliant.||This message indicates that IMEI of the device is a GSMA standard number however it was brought into the county via informal channels and therefore was not registered at PTA.||Users in possession of such mobile devices will be required to use one of the following procedures to get device registered.|
International Passengers: Such passengers at the time of arrival can avail the custom Kiosk facility available at the airports for registration of their mobile devices. Prior to arrival users can download and fill the mobile declaration form and hand it over to Customs official upon landing into Pakistan.
Gift/Packages via courier postal services: Individuals intending to bring devices as gifts through courier services will be required to obtain CoC through PTA website https://dirbs.pta.gov.pk/drs and upon fulfilment of the codal requirements, IMEI will be registered accordingly.
Disclaimer: As per policy user can bring maximum of 5 devices in personal capacity per year.
|Device IMEI was observed non-compliant as of 1st Dec 2018. IMEI has been paired with your mobile number and device will remain operational.||This message indicates that IMEI programmed on your device is non-standard therefore flagged as non-compliant by PTA. However all users of such devices who were observed active on Pakistani mobile networks as of 1st December, 2018 have been paired with their mobile numbers and shall continue to receive services.||Such paired IMEIs/mobiles will receive network services on the paired SIMs only.|
|Device IMEI is blocked. Reported stolen.||This message indicates that your IMEI is blocked as this IMEI has been reported stolen earlier.||If you are the one who has reported this mobile device as stolen/lost earlier and now it is recovered, then contact PTA/CPLC to unblock your mobile device.|