Pakistan to start exporting mobile phones by January 2022
Two Chinese companies have established their factories in Pakistan for this purpose.
Pakistan aims to commence exporting mobile phones by January 2022.
This was conveyed to the parliamentary panel by the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce & Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood, on Tuesday.
According to the details disclosed by the Advisor, two Chinese companies will take up the initiative to establish mobile phone factories in the country. The phones are expected to be exported from these factories.
One of these Chinese companies has already set up an industry in the City of Lights — Karachi.
Dawood also revealed that Samsung, which now aims to establish a cellphone production facility in Pakistan, had twice refused to set up a factory in the country when requested by the authorities.
The South Korean tech giant only approached the Pakistani government for incentives after the two Chinese companies, which plan to export mobile phones from Pakistan, began establishing their factories in the country.
Due to its previous denial, Samsung will now have to set up a factory on already available incentives and will not be provided any extra incentives, Dawood added.
Samsung’s cellphone production facility in Pakistan.
Samsung, the South Korean tech giant, has entered into a joint venture with Lucky Motor Corporation (LMC) — a subsidiary of Lucky Cement — to assemble mobile phones in Pakistan by the end of this year.
The cellphone production facility will be set up at LMC’s existing plant in Karachi’s Bin Qasim Industrial Park (BQIP).
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