Samsung considers setting up assembly plant in Pakistan

Leading sma­rt­phone manufacturer Sam­sung is considering setting up an assembly plant in the country, said Minister for Industries and Productions Hammad Azhar. Azhar tweeted that following implementation of the Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS), Smartphone production in Pakistan is increasing. He further said that Samsung Pakistan appreciated the government’s DIRBS implementation and Mobile [Device Manufacturing] policies.

Mobile phone tax exemption given to international travellers to be withdrawn

The facility of registration of one mobile phone on one international passport will soon be revoked by the government. The decision has been taken to generate additional revenue as well as to stop the misuse of the baggage rule after the DIRBS system, that aims to curtail smuggling of mobile phones failed to achieve the desired results.