Government to block Smuggled cellphones after Dec 31: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday announced that all cellular phones smuggled into the country after December 31 will be blocked.

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Addressing the press conference after federal cabinet meeting, Fawad Chaudhary said mobile phones worth around Rs2.5 billion are illegally brought to Pakistan every year.

The minister also said that the government was mulling to impose ban on the import of used cellphones to promote local phone industry.

It is pertinent to mention here that the new policy will be applicable on the phones smuggled after December 31 in the country.

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