‘Samsung actively considering setting up assembly plant in Pakistan’

ISLAMABAD: Smartphone manufacturer Samsung is keen to set up its assembly plant in Pakistan, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar announced through a tweet on Friday.

The minister tweeted this after his meeting with Samsung Pakistan MD and CEO. He said that the smartphone production in Pakistan is increasing exponentially following the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) implementation of Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS), and Mobile Policy launched recently.

Samsung officials appreciated both policies and are now actively considering setting up a smartphone assembly plant in Pakistan, he wrote. Earlier this year, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) had approved Pakistan’s first Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy in principle.

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After a detailed briefing on various aspects of the policy, the ECC also directed the Ministry of Industries and Production to further fine-tune its various features and incentives for promoting localization and research and development leading to export of mobile phones.

Ministry of Industries and Production initiated Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy in January 2019 by designating Engineering Development Board (EDB) as a secretariat for policy formulation through consultation with public and private sector stakeholders.

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  1. This has been a policy of Bangladesh. Local production a must all smartphone. If BD can do it why can’t Pakistan.

      • Are you an illiterate retard? A manufacturing plant would be even worse.

        Huge corporate company starts a factory in Pakistan and pollutes the already fucked country because people fucking love littering. You and your family is probably a part of the same littering retards

    • There is no supply chain for such in Pakistan. It takes many years to just organize and develop such but Pakistan is too unstable to attract such investment.

      You can think of it as equivalent in scale to what China is now trying to achieve with USA blocking semiconductor production from them. Still they are many years behind the Americans, not to mention us where such industry is non-existent.

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