Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) has some serious issues that need to be fixed on priority basis.
It seems like the custom duties on mobile phones just got skyrocketed and everyone is losing their minds.
People are shocked because of the amount they are being charged for a phone that costs not more than few thousand rupees.
A Twitter user just shared a PTA issued invoice which shows that on the purchase of a feature phone which costs no more than 3000 PKR, he has to pay over 45,000 PKR. The custom duty due is almost 15 times the price of the phone which totally makes no sense.