Pakistan produces 18.87mn mobile units in 10MCY21: Razzak Dawood

December 01, 2021 (MLN): Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood said domestic manufacturing mobile plants in Pakistan produced 18.87 million mobile units during the period of January to October 2021, as reported by APP on Tuesday.

During the period of January to October 2021, domestic manufacturing mobile plants in Pakistan produced 18.87 million mobile units, including 7.93 million 4G mobile phones compared to 9.45 million imported mobile phones.

The Ministry of Commerce’s 'Make in Pakistan' philosophy is giving the results and “we look forward to sustainable growth for the long run,” he added.

However, despite the increase in the local production of mobile phones, the import remained on the higher side. As per the data provided by PTA, the import of mobile phones stood at $644.673m during 4MFY21 compared to $557.961m during the same period of last year, registering a growth of 15.54 percent.

In a recent development, Samsung has started production of mobile phones in Pakistan which will eventually cut down the import bill of the country in the months to come.

According to Dawn, this development came to light on Tuesday at a meeting of the company’s top managers with the Senators who visited the production site in line with the plan to receive a briefing on the growing new sector and challenges ahead for the cellphones manufacturing industry in Pakistan.

On this occasion, Faisal Subzwari, chairman of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Industries and Production, told Dawn, “We were informed that Samsung has formally started its production.

“It’s really good to know that the company has started production within a short span of four months. However, I believe that we need to move forward from just growing in the assembling area to localization of the industry, he added.

Speaking to Dawn, Mohammad Ali Tabba, chief of the Lucky Group which partners with Samsung to produce cellphones in Pakistan said, “The whole production line is manual with no robotic assistance. So you can imagine how much workforce is required offering employment in this absolutely new area of engineering in Pakistan.”

With the production of around 250,000 to 300,000, we aim to produce around 3m cell phones every year,” he noted.

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Posted on: 2021-12-01T10:37:31+05:00

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