To promote local manufacturing and assembly, and to discourage smuggling of mobile handsets, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has prepared a draft Mobile Device Manufacturing Regulations and Authorization Template in the light of Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy issued by the Government of Pakistan on June 2, 2020.
Telecom consumers, stakeholders and the public have been invited to provide their comments on the draft available at PTA website link: www.pta.gov.pk/mobile-draft
Comments can also be sent via email on [email protected] by 5th October, 2020.
It may be added that, PTA has taken substantial steps to promote local manufacturing of handsets. PTA is envisaging domestic production of low, medium and high-end smartphones and foreign companies will be incentivized to invest in the manufacturing of mobile handsets in Pakistan.