In recent news, the Engineering Development Board (EDB), which is a technical supply of the Ministry of Sectors and Production (MoIP), has begun working on a framework for that local assembly of tablets, smartphones, and other related mobile accessories in the near future.
The MoIP further stated that the smartphone industry might be larger than the existing automotive industry in the upcoming years due to the high demand for devices across the country. Hence, this report has been developed in line with the Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy of the Pakistan Phone system Authority, whereas the production plants fall under the ambit of the EDB.
EDB further added:
“TranssionTecno, Karachi-based corporation assembles three brands which includes Itel, Infinix, and Tecno, has increased local assembly through 150, 000 units to 650, 000 units per month. Airlink Communication Ltd has commenced its test tests at its plant in Lahore, and has the production capability of 500, 000 in order to 800, 000 units per month. ”
Moreover, the EDB General Manager Policy Asim Ayaz stated that this policy offers sufficient advantage to the community manufacturing of smartphones specifically below the price range of one-hundred dollar in comparison with imported sets which usually normally are too costly just for consumers to purchase.