NEW SYSTEM TO BLOCK LOST & STOLEN HANDSETS LAUNCHED

Islamabad (April 07th 2021): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has introduced an system that is automated Lost & Stolen Device System (LSDS) to block stolen, lost and snatched mobile phones. The new system will offer convenience and ease to people looking to have their the mobile phone blocked in the event that it was stolen, snatched , or lost. Users can file an application with PTA to block the IMEI of the handset in order to safeguard it from misuse.

LSDS can be a computerized system that is connected to PTA’s Device Identification and Registering and Blocking System (DIRBS). The mobile phone stolen will be removed within 24 hours after reporting, following required verification.

Users will need to file the request to block PTA through the PTA’s Online complaint Management System (CMS) available at www.pta.gov.pk For more details or questions, customers can contact the PTA Consumer Support Center (CSC) toll-free number 0800-55055 (9:00 hours from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm seven days a week). The complainant will be issued an identification number to refer to their complaint after successful registration of the request to block.

If the phone is returned the person who complained has follow the same process to unblock the phone via CMS and include their reference number for their complaint with any other information they were given previously for blocking the mobile phones. Users will receive an email on the registered number when the mobile phone is no longer blocked.

It should be noted that at present, stolen or lost phones can be blocked and blocked by calling PTA’s free number, 0800-25625, or sending an emails via imei@pta.gov.pk or through CPLC, Karachi. When this new method, the methods are not available to block or unblock phones.

Another Way

Online Complaint instructions as mentioned at CPLC:    http://www.cplc.org.pk

Block Stolen Mobile Through Call

Every GSM phone has an IMEI number that is unique to it. It’s commonly printed on or underneath the battery and warranty card of the phone. The IMEI of any phone can also be obtained simply entering *#06# into the phone. The GSM network uses the IMEI number to identify valid devices, so it can be used to prevent a stolen phone from connecting to the network.

If a phone is stolen, for example, the owner can contact authorities and request that the phone’s IMEI number be used to “block” it. Regardless of whether the phone’s SIM is changed, this renders the phone worthless.

CPLC (Citizen Police Liaison Committee)

021-35662222

Police (Rescue 15)

15

PTA (Pakistan Telecom Authority)

0800-25625

They will obtain some basic information as well as the IMEI number of your misplaced phone. and will propose that all cellphone providers on their networks blacklist this IMEI.