The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) under the Telecom Policy 2015 has introduced this system to which mobile phone devices will be registered with us, it will be possible to locate, block, fake, stolen or smuggled phones. A system called Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System–DIRBS has introduced in Pakistan to block illegal and counterfeit mobile phones. PTA officials said that due to this system stolen phones will be locked forever and the quality of mobile service will be better.
According to the sources, Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) was inaugurated in PTA Headquarters, Islamabad. On this occasion, PTA Chairman Muhammad Naveed said that the acquisition of the DIRBS as a move that will “Improve The Telecom Sector” by helping improve collection of tax and tracking down “illegal devices” in cooperation with law enforcement agencies.
With the launch of the first phase of the DIRBS, mobile phones theft and smuggling will be eliminated and service quality will improve, the PTA chairman said, adding that Government income would also increase in the process. He also added that mobile phone users will also be able to inquire about the status of their devices, because Identification, Registration and Blocking System will be linked up to the GSMA database.
According to a Pakistan Telecommunication Authority press release, subscribers can verify the authenticity of their mobile phone devices by sending an SMS to 8484, and can visit www.dirbs.pta.gov.pk or download the DIRBS Android app from the Google Play Store or App Store.