PTA allows manufacturing of mobile phones in Pakistan
PTA now allows mobile phone manufacturing in Pakistan. PTA has drafted Mobile Device Manufacturing Regulations and Authorization.
According to the announcement of Pakistan Telecom Authority, mobile phone plants will also be set up in Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and licenses will be issued for 10 years.
PTA has stated that it will be allowed to make low, medium and high quality smartphones and the license holder will be bound to transfer mobile technology in 3 years.
The PTA further said that in 3 years, it will develop the skills of the local people of Pakistan and the authority will inspect the mobile plant as and when required.
It should be noted that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has drafted the Mobile Device Manufacturing Regulations and Authorization in the light of the Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy issued by the Government of Pakistan on June 2, 2020.