Islamabad : Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has implemented a new system to block stolen and lost phones.

PTA has launched a new automated ‘lost and stolen device system’ to block mobile phones. According to PTA, users can apply for IMEI blocking of their mobile, LSDS is an automated system.

The PTA says that the stolen mobile phone will be blocked within 24 hours of the complaint and after successful registration of the blocking application, the applicant will be given a reference number.

According to the PTA, the complainant will have to follow the same procedure for ‘blocking’ a lost phone, the user will have to provide other mandatory details along with the complaint reference number.

PTA says that when the mobile phone is unlocked, the user will receive an SMS to the provided number.