According to PTA or Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, stolen and unregistered mobile phones will be blocked at midnight (12 am) today.
Unregistered mobile phones or stolen devices will be blocked after few hours today. In an earlier announcement, PTA revealed that all unregistered, smuggled, and stolen mobiles will be blocked after October 20, 2018. However, the deadline was extended till 15th January 2019.
PTA issued the notification that that all unregistered, smuggled, and stolen mobile phones will become unusable after midnight today.
Tayyaba Iftikhar, PTA spokesperson revealed that the stolen phones that have been reported to relevant authorities will be blocked after midnight today.
In addition, phones which will be snatched or theft will be blocked immediately. However, DIRBS or Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System will automatically identify illegal, fake, sub-standard, and smuggled phones.
In addition, it will later block them to use with any mobile phone network.