ISLAMABAD: South Korean tech giant Samsung is considering setting up its smartphone assembly in Pakistan according to the Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar.
The minister took to Twitter to inform of this development after a meeting with Samsung Pakistan Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Hammar Azhar credited the new DIRBS implementation for getting smartphone companies wanting to set up assembly in the country, the minister wrote in his tweet:
Smartphone production in Pak is multiplying following DIRBS implementation and Mobile Policy launched recently. Met with the Samsung Pakistan MD and CEO.
He further stated that both officials from Samsung Pakistan appreciated the policies in place and were actively considering starting smartphone assembly in the country.
Currently, there are 14 smartphone companies assembling and manufacturing phone in Pakistan however, these mostly consist of feature phones. However, there are companies like Infinix and GFive producing in their smartphones in Pakistan.