Pakistan manufactures more mobile phones than it imports

Suhaib Ahmed

03rd Sep, 2021. 11:57 pm
Pakistan manufactured more mobile phones than it imported

Pakistan production of mobile phones by local manufacturing plants has surpassed the number of mobile phones imports, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced.

A report by the PTA said that during Jan-July 2021, the manufacturing of mobile phones by local manufacturing plants was 12.27 million.

Whereas, Imports of mobile phones were recorded at 8.29 million.

26 major mobile manufacturers, including Samsung and OPPO have been given the go-ahead to manufacture mobile devices in Pakistan up till now.

The PTA regulator said, “This [the manufacturing of mobile phones in Pakistan] reflects a positive uptake on PTA’s Mobile Device Manufacturing Authorisation regulatory regime whereby local manufacturing within the first year of regime introduction has resulted in the production of 12.27 million phones in a short span of 7 months including 4.87M 4G smartphones,”

“The successful implementation of Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) along with conducive government policies including the mobile manufacturing policy has created a favourable environment for mobile device manufacturing in Pakistan.”

PTA said, it has also contributed positively to the mobile ecosystem of the country by removing the counterfeit device market providing a level playing field for commercial entities and has shaped trust amongst consumers due to the formulation of standardized legal channels for device imports.

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