18.87m mobile phone sets manufactured locally

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Cellular companies, operating in Pakistan, have locally manufactured around 18.87 million mobile phone sets after the introduction of Mobile Manufacturing Policy in June 2020 to encourage local production.

An official of PTA said in 2020, the number of locally manufactured mobile sets was 13.05 million which reached 18.87 million in the first ten months of the current year.

The PTA issued Mobile Device Manufacturing (MDM) Regulations in 2021, a major milestone in the journey towards “Digital Pakistan”.

As of July 2021, he said the PTA has issued MDM authorization to 26 companies, including both foreign and local companies with brands like Samsung.—APP

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