New mobile phone registration payment validity is seven days: PTA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday said that payment of duty and tax for new mobile phone registration has to be made within seven days.

In a statement, the authority said that the validity of all applications and payment slip identification (PSID) is seven days. During this period the applicant has to pay duty and taxes with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

The PTA said that after lapse of seven days in which payment has not been made then the application/PSID would automatically deleted from the system. In such cases the claimants could not make payment at banks on invalid PSID.

The authority said that in case expiry the applicants need to re-submit application for issuance of new PSID.

The PTA introduced Device Identification Registration Blocking System (DIRBS). As par law all the new mobile phones has to get registration through this system within 60 days before linking to any local cellular provider.

The PTA facilitated the registration of new mobile phones through three different ways including website, SMS and franchise of mobile operators/service centers.

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