The world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones, Samsung, has finally started production in Pakistan. The government and industry hope that this will result in a reduction in imports in the months to come. The development was revealed during the company’s top managers meeting with senators on Tuesday. The officials visited the production site to understand the challenges facing the cellphone manufacturing industry in Pakistan.
The country has witnessed robust growth in the local production of cellular phones. During the first 10 months of this year, local manufacturing plants produced 18.87 million mobile phones, according to PTA data. With the rise of cellular phone imports, local production of cellular phones has grown significantly in the country. It stands at 45 million now.