Samsung to Set Up Mobile Assembly Plant in Pakistan

Samsung to Setup Mobile Assembly Plant in Pakistan
Federal Minister Hamad Azhar has said that leading technology company Samsung has expressed interest in setting up the first mobile phone assembly plant in Pakistan.

On the social networking site Twitter, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hamad Azhar, while describing the meeting with the MD and CEO of Samsung Pakistan wrote:

“Smartphone production in Pakistan is multiplying following DIRBS [Device Identification Registration and Blocking System] implementation and Mobile Policy launched recently,”

According to media outlets and social media users in Pakistan, smartphone manufacturing in Pakistan is likely to bring down prices for mobile phones and people will buy these discounted devices more than ever before.

Federal Minister Hamad Azhar wrote that “They (Samsung Pakistan MD and CEO) appreciated both policies and are now actively considering setting up a smartphone assembly plan in Pakistan,”.

Earlier, top officials of Huawei, Nokia and Samsung had expressed their desire to set up their plants in Pakistan during a meeting with FBR, PTA and Engineering Development Board on January 30.

As people in Pakistan are fedup of purchasing low-quality smartphones in the prices of flagship devices, this local assembly plants will bring affordable devices to Pakistani customers which will surely increase the purchase-rate.

In May this year, the Economic Co-ordination Committee approved Pakistan's first mobile phone policy.

The approval came after the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority introduced the Internet Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS).