Mobile Phone Financing Scheme Hits Snag: Revamp on the Way for Easier Phone Ownership
Mobile Phone Financing Scheme Hits Snag: Revamp on the Way for Easier Phone Ownership

The highly anticipated mobile phone financing scheme in Pakistan has undergone a temporary pause for a revision, with the government aiming to strengthen the policy before launch. This means easier access to smartphones for everyone, especially those with limited financial resources, is coming soon, but with some improvements.

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What happened?

What’s next?

  • The revised policy will be presented to the federal cabinet for approval soon.
  • If approved, the scheme is expected to launch by the end of this month or early next month.

What does this mean for you?

  • This delay means slightly more waiting, but the final policy will be stronger and more beneficial for everyone.
  • The scheme provides citizens, especially those with limited income, the chance to own smartphones through affordable, interest-free installment plans.
  • To address concerns about unpaid installments, the policy proposes blocking defaulters’ phones using the PTA’s Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS).

Government’s Commitment:

This initiative reaffirms the government’s commitment to bridging the digital divide and making essential technology accessible to all. It’s part of a larger vision for an inclusive digital landscape in Pakistan.

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