After an in depth meeting with Samsung Pakistan Chief military officer (CEO) and director (MD), Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar tweeted that Samsung is interested to line up its assembly unit in Pakistan.
According to the minister, “Smartphone production in Pakistan is increasing exponentially, because of the implementation of latest , more robust, policies.”
Both Samsung officials appreciated the changes and are actively considering fixing a smartphone assembly unit in Pakistan.
In May this year, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved the first-ever mobile device manufacturing policy in Pakistan, consistent with a summary moved by the Ministry of Industries and Production.
The Ministry of Industries and Production was tasked to further fine-tune various features and incentives of the policy to market localisation of research and development (R&D), resulting in the export of mobile phones.
The development comes after PTA’s (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) implementation of the Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS), and Mobile Policy launched recently.