ISLAMABAD - Millions of illegal mobile handsets are likely to be blocked in Pakistan.
Mobiles are being blocked by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) after October 20 as part of a massive drive against fake IMEIs throughout the country.
According to the PTA , illegal mobile handsets that don’t come with a valid IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number will be blocked after the expiry of the deadline.
In this regard, the telecom watchdog formally circulated an SMS recently, asking people to get their handsets verified and check if it possesses a valid IMEI number. Otherwise, it will be blocked after October 20.
It also directed users to check and match their IMEI numbers with data from PTA by sending an SMS on 8484.
Only ten days are left till the deadline.