If you’re utilizing an imported cell phone and haven’t registered it thus far, you needn’t fear as the federal government has prolonged the registration date.
The federal government has prolonged the deadline by 60 days. Now you can get your imported units registered by March 28.
In October, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had mentioned it might block all cell phones with Worldwide Cell Tools Identification (IMEI) numbers not registered with it until October 20. The deadline was prolonged until December 31 after public backlash and later until January 15.
Nevertheless, the federal government modified its coverage that these with non-duty paid, unregistered cell phones can now get their units registered even after January 15, however they must pay a fantastic, which can equal 10% of customs obligation.
The PTI authorities additionally set a restrict on the variety of cell phones to be imported.
The telecommunication authority has put in a brand new system of registration for imported cell phones at airports to facilitate the homecoming passengers. They won’t have to face in a queue for this goal anymore.
Abroad Pakistanis can even file their cell phone file taxes on-line.
An IMEI quantity is a singular code given to your cellular by its maker similar to the automobile identification quantity. The federal government makes use of this quantity to establish a sound cellphone on a community (Jazz, Telenor or Zong for instance) and might block the handset’s entry to the community. If the PTA blocks your cell phone’s IMEI quantity, you can’t apply it to any cellular community in Pakistan—the cellphone will merely not perform.
To search out out your cellphone’s IMEI quantity, you’ll be able to dial *#06# out of your smartphone or in case of the function cellphone simply discover it printed within the battery compartment. Texting your IMEI quantity to 8484 will verify whether it is registered.
If in case you have bought a branded (packed) cellphone from the market, it is going to be obligation paid. In that case you don’t have to fret as a result of once you insert your SIM or join with a community for the primary time, your cellphone is registered routinely.