Samsung considers setting up a Smartphone Assembly Plant in Pakistan

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Samsung, the Korean smartphone maker, apparently plans to set up an assembly plant in Pakistan. Hammad Azhar, the Minister for Industries and Productions, said in a tweet today.

The minister told that smartphone company appreciated the government’s policies in a meeting with the MD and CEO of Samsung Pakistan. According to him, the Korean smartphone maker is “actively considering setting up a smartphone assembly plant in the country”.

Hammad told this afternoon in a tweet after the meeting, “Smartphone production in Pakistan is multiplying following Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) implementation and Mobile Policy launched recently.”

The federal cabinet, in June, approved the country’s first mobile device manufacturing policy to promote indigenisation through local and foreign direct investment or joint ventures. The policy which had been prepared by the Engineering Development Board (EDB), aimed to reduce mobile prices in the country. FYI, the EDB is a techno-economic arm of the Ministry of Industries and Production (MoIP), through extensive consultation with relevant public and private sector stakeholders.

Several companies already have their assembly plants in Pakistan. Though most of them are only producing feature phones, Tecno and Infinix are the two among those and first to produce smartphones in the country.

 

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