Dr. Umar Said – the Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Technology of Pakistan – said that the government has given incentives to the industry for local manufacturing of mobile phones.
According to the media reports, Caretaker Minister for Information Technology Dr. Umar Saif made these remarks while addressing the first mobile conference in Islamabad today (Monday, January 29). He said that so far licenses have been issued to 35 companies that are assembling smartphones and we are making a policy to manufacture complete phones while making some parts locally.
Dr. Umar Saif said that in two years, about 9 crore mobile phones have been assembled and about two and a half million mobile phones worth one and a half million dollars have been exported. He said that steps are being taken to increase the export of smartphones manufactured in Pakistan, the export target is 500 million dollars in 2 years and 5 billion dollars in 5 years. India exports mobile phones worth 10 billion dollars annually. The youth must strengthen the IT sector to contribute to the development of the country.
Last year, local mobile phone companies produced 57 million phones, while in 2022, 24 million phones were produced, and the price of sub-phones was very low. The production of mobile phones in Pakistan will reduce the prices of mobile phones and the production of local mobile phones will also save foreign exchange, Umar Saif said, adding that the fiber manufacturing industry is also very important.