ISLAMABAD: To facilitate overseas Pakistanis and foreign tourists visiting the country, the government has launched the online Temporary Mobile Phone Registration System. This service allows registration and tax free mobile usage for up to 120 days from the date of arrival.

Empowering Expats and Tourists

Under this initiative, overseas Pakistanis and foreign nationals can now enjoy the convenience of using their personal mobile phones without any duty or tax during their stay in Pakistan. Students, employees, and individuals visiting the country for tourism or business purposes can benefit from this new facility, enhancing their communication experience.

PM’s Commitment to Tech Initiatives

During the inaugural ceremony, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif emphasized the importance of leveraging technology to support overseas Pakistanis. He hailed this initiative as a significant step to facilitate millions of expats by offering them a seamless process to register their mobile phones while visiting the country, without incurring any taxes.

Extended Usage for Expats

With the introduction of the Temporary Mobile Phone Registration System, overseas Pakistanis can now utilize their mobile phones for four months after completing the registration process during their stay in Pakistan. This move aims to enhance their connectivity and make their visit more enjoyable.


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Promoting IT Sector and Talent Development

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif highlighted the potential of Pakistan’s IT sector and the immense talent in the country, with millions of young individuals pursuing IT education. He stressed the importance of tapping into the vast opportunities in the IT industry to further boost the nation’s progress.

Boosting Economic Growth

The Prime Minister emphasized the significance of promoting the IT sector, exploring the country’s mineral resources, and developing the agriculture sector to drive the nation’s economy. He urged authorities to expedite the development of the IT park, ensuring accelerated growth in the IT sector.

Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC)

The government has also established the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) to attract foreign investment and revitalize the country’s economy. This program is aimed at economic recovery, and the IT ministry plays a pivotal role in achieving the set goals.

Future Prospects

The introduction of the Temporary Mobile Phone Registration System is a welcome step that reflects the government’s commitment to empowering expats and tourists alike. As the IT sector flourishes, Pakistan holds great promise for the future, and through innovative initiatives like this, the nation can continue its progress toward economic growth and technological advancements.