Pakistan will start exporting mobile phones in January 2022, Commerce Adviser Razak Dawood said on Tuesday.
In a testimony before the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce chaired by Senator Zeeshan Khanzada, the adviser said a Chinese company was setting up a mobile phone manufacturing factory in Karachi.
Talking to Dawn following the committee meeting, Mr Dawood said the production of mobile phones has already started in Pakistan. “I am now trying to convince the Chinese to start mobile phone exports from Pakistan. They [Chinese] started production last year and I had given them a target of December 2021. They have assured me that they will begin exports from January 2022 onward,” he added.
To a question if there were any exports targets for mobile phones being manufactured in Pakistan, the adviser said that it is a new product for exports and there is no such target. “Two years ago, no one was even thinking that Pakistan will start exporting mobile phones,” he said.