The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has authorized Lucky Motor Corporation Limited to manufacture Samsung mobile devices in Pakistan, the country’s telecom regulator announced.
“The company had applied for authorization to set up mobile device manufacturing plant in Karachi … where it will manufacture Samsung brand mobile devices,” the PTA said in an official statement.
“The authorization to manufacture Samsung Mobile devices in Pakistan is a landmark achievement and will further revolutionize the vibrant mobile manufacturing ecosystem in the country by ensuring presence of major local and foreign players in the market,” it added.
The PTA said mobile manufacturing on a massive level in Pakistan had become possible due to the conducive policy environment provided by the government under its “digital Pakistan” initiative.
It added the regulatory authority had so far authorized 25 international and local companies to produce 2G, 3G and 4G mobile phones in Pakistan.
These handsets would not only be sold in the country but also exported to other competitive markets in the region and beyond.
“The device manufacturing plants shall be instrumental in creating new job opportunities as well as enabling affordability of mobile devices for Pakistani users,” the PTA added.