People Can Block Stolen Phones In Pakistan With New System. Pakistan is making efforts to develop and deploy a system to block smartphones that are stolen or lost. Law-enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, mobile phone companies and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority all gathered to find out a way to develop a computer system to disable phones that are stolen or lost.
Heres how the new system for blocking lost/stolen phones will work:
- PTA will maintain a list of all legally imported, PTA approved and other IMEIs paired with CNICs to be allowed to register with local networks.
- All phone owners will be asked to register IMEI numbers with their SIM card. And sim cards are already registered to CNICs.
- When a phone is lost or stolen, it will be put in blocked list.
- In case if IMEI is in blocked list or if IMEI isnt matching the registered SIM card number, then it wont be possible to connect with any network.
After completion of the software, the said mobile phones IMEI number will be registered with the insertion of SIM card. In case of theft or loss, when the subscriber will block the SIM, the mobile phone will also be blocked automatically.
This system will make phone stealing useless as stolen phones wont work with any network.