Many people with unapproved cell phones from the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority PTA were happy to see the restoration of local cellular networks on their handsets.
At the same time, he advised others on social media to start using SIMs in their blocked phones.
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According to the report, if the required duty / tax is not paid within 60 days of the arrival of mobile phone in Pakistan, then phones not approved by PTA cannot be used with SIM card in the country.
However, such phones can be used by connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
While some people are considering it as a technical glitch, there are also rumors that the Shahbaz Sharif-led government has abolished heavy taxes on expensive mobile phones and directed the PTA to block these devices. Of
However, consumer happiness will not last long as PTA has clarified that restoring some unapproved cell phones from PTA was a regular exercise aimed at encouraging people to continue using the services. Encourage tax filing.
PTA spokesman Khurram Ali Mehran told PTI that this was an exercise in persuading the authorities to register their phones and encourage them to pay taxes.
He said that some unregistered phones have been allowed to work and they will be blocked automatically at any time within 60 days.