Listen to the storyFaceBook Twitter WhatsAppThe first-ever consignment of “Manufactured in Pakistan” 4G smartphones was exported to the United Arab Emirates on Friday, August 13.“Inovi Telecom has just exported the primary consignment of 5,500 “Made in Pakistan” 4G mobile phones to the center East,” Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razzak Dawood tweeted Saturday.“This also marks the start of product diversification from our traditional exports. I urge other mobile manufacturers in Pakistan to emulate this instance and aggressively export their products,” he added.The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority thanked Inovi Telecom.
“This is that the results of joint efforts to develop a system for the manufacture of mobile devices within the country.”PTA gave the corporate permission for the manufacturing of mobile phones on April 9, 2021, and within four months, the corporate started exporting mobile phones made in Pakistan.Earlier this year, the authority authorisied top mobile manufacturers, Vivo, Oppo, Airlink, Transsion, Inovi, Tecno and G-five, to manufacture 2G, 3G, and 4G devices. it’s expected to assist decrease the costs of cell phones also because the country’s import bill.The government has introduced a comprehensive and supportive Mobile Manufacturing Policy, after which the PTA issued Mobile Device Manufacturing (MDM) Regulations in 2021, consistent with the telecom authority.
“These developments made way for the issuance of producing authorizations, a serious milestone within the journey towards ‘Digital Pakistan’,” it said.This makes the Pakistani market a beautiful destination for global brands. But it’s largely hooked in to imports at the present.The local manufacturing regime remained unattractive, consistent with PTA. But things has now been changing.Pakistan’s total annual market size is estimated at 34 million handsets. Of them, 20 million are 2G and only 14 million are 3G and 4G, collectively.According to the PTA, Pakistan imported 28 million handsets in 2019