Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has developed this system to discourage mobile phones theft and protect consumer interest and in line with telecom policy which has been issued by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
As per details issued here, DIRBS is a forward working solution and is designed to cater for no service interruption for all Pakistani cellular mobile service users.
All mobile devices including non-compliant that are active on cellular mobile networks within Pakistan till December 1, 2018, will remain operational and not be blocked, interrupted from mobile services.
In order to facilitate any user, currently using non-compliant mobile devices (15 digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the mobile device is not as per international standards), Pakistan Telecommunication
Authority shall auto-pair all such IMEIs with their mobile numbers and they will remain operational without any service interruption.
After DIRBS implementation on December 1, 2018, any new mobile device programmed with a non-standard IMEI number will be considered as non-compliant device and shall not be allowed any mobile connectivity/service in Pakistani territory as per PTA/DIRBS regulations.
PTA has already carried out an extensive awareness campaign to educate masses on DIRBS. PTA is sending informatory SMS to all mobile subscribers to notify the status of their mobile device(s) in use on Pakistani cellular mobile networks.
For all Pakistani mobile device users wishing to know the status of a device can send each 15 digit IMEI number via SMS to 8484. The status of the mobile device can also be checked via PTA website or by downloading DIRBS Android mobile application.
Some of the methods for obtaining a mobile device IMEI include:
DRIBS system will send one of following four responses to IMEI query as explained below:
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.71||332.41|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.43|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.19|
KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.
As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.
Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.