There were reports that some persons’ CNIC and Passports No were being used in SPAM and different devices were registered on it illegally.
PTA Launches DIRBS
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) launched Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) which blocks stolen, smuggled, duplicate or non-standard identifiers and unregistered cellphones, rendering them useless.
You, then, needed to verify that the phone you’re carrying is either registered with PTA or Not? If you don’t know how to check and verify the status of your phone, please check it here.
There were reports that some persons’ CNIC and Passports numbers were being used in SPAM and different devices were registered on it. _ Source
How to Check The Number Of Registered Mobile Phones On Your CNIC?
Here is the step by step guide to check the number of Registered Mobile Phones on your CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card Number)?
STEP – 1
Start with dialling *8484# from you Keypad, it is the code to register your mobile devices with PTA.
STEP – 2
Reply with 4 in order to inquire the number of devices registered on your CNIC.
STEP – 3
Reply with 1 if you are a Pakistani (Local/International Traveler/Dual Nationality Holder).
STEP – 4
Enter your CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card Number). Do not use – in between numbers.
STEP – 5
Reply with 1 to complete the process. You’ll then receive a confirmation message.
After a while, all the details will be provided to you through an SMS from 8484.
If you are not sure about any of the details provided then reply with 0 and start the process all over again.
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