PTA Clarification About Taxes and Duties

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) wishes to clarify against the story published in different websites dated 15th September, 2023. The Taxes and duties are applied and collected by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) directly.

It is further clarified that PTA is offering its Device Identifications and Registration Database (DIRBS) system for mobile device registration, without any charges for the facilitation of general public.

PTA only provides technical support in the form of DIRBS through which applicants can register their mobile devices for use within Pakistan. The taxes/duties applied and collected by FBR and directly deposited with the FBR.

For current applicable taxes and duties on registrations of different devices, applicant can visit FBR site at:

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