LAHORE, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Industries and Production Muhammad Hammad Azhar has said that three more Smartphone Manufacturing Plants will be set up in the Country in near future.
Talking to media representatives in Lahore on Saturday, the minister said that a Smartphone Manufacturing Plant set up in Lahore will produce six million handsets annually.
Inaugurated Airlink Smart phone manufacturing facility in Lahore. The largest importer of phones is all set to become one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones with 6 million units/annum capacity.
Testament to the success of DIRBS solution & Mobile Manufacturing policy. pic.twitter.com/GLYpA6G6Ks
— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) March 20, 2021
The minister said that an increase in smartphones’ production will result in a decrease in the prices of smartphone handsets.
Hammad Azhar said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has taken solid steps to curb the smuggling of smartphones.
The federal minister said that prior to the incumbent government, 60 to 70 percent smartphones came to Pakistan through smuggling.
However, he added that now not even one percent smartphones have been smuggled to Pakistan in the PTI tenure.