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PTA : Phone production in Pakistan surpasses imports

PTA : The country produced 12.27 million phones while importing 8.29 million phones in Jan-Jul
The production of Pakistani mobile phones by local production plants exceeded the number imported from January to July 2021.

According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority PTA on Thursday. Production growth comes because after the successful implementation of DIRBS and sound government policies. Including a mobile manufacturing policy. Have created a favorable environment for mobile device manufacturing in Pakistan.

Total production was peak in January-July 2021. When 12.27 million mobile phones were produced in the country. While the country imported only 8.29 million phones.

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The statement added: “This practice marks a positive achievement in PTA Mobile Device Manufacturing (MDM) authorization. Where local production in the first year of state launch resulted in the production of 12.27 million phones in a short seven-month period. Including 4.87 million 4G million Smartphones. ”

The communications officer added that DIRBS also made a significant contribution. To Pakistan’s mobile environment by eliminating the market for counterfeit tools. Providing an equal level of trade associations and building trust among consumers. As a result of the construction of standard legal channels for all types of imports.

The government has introduced a comprehensive mobile manufacturing policy to encourage. And attract manufacturers to establish their own units in Pakistan.

As a result of the policy issued by the Mobile Production Regulations (MDM) on January 28, 2021. To date. 26 companies have been issued with MDM certification. Enabling them to manufacture mobile devices in Pakistan. Companies include popular brands such as Samsung. Nokia, Oppo, TECNO, Infinix. Vgotel. Q-mobile etc.

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To regulate the establishment. Operation and maintenance of telecommunications systems and the provision of telecommunications services PTA in Pakistan. Accept and immediately reject applications for use of the radio-frequency spectrum. To promote and protect because of the interests of users of telecommunications services in Pakistan PTA . Promote the availability of high quality. Efficient. Expensive and competitive telecommunications throughout Pakistan.


Promote the rapid modernization of telecommunications systems and telecommunications services PTA . Investigate and determine appeals and other claims. Against licensees arising out of alleged breaches because of the provisions of this Act. By-laws and licenses issued below and taking appropriate action. To make recommendations to the State Government. On policies regarding international telecommunications PTA. The provision of support for participation in international meetings. And agreements to be made with regard to the provision of international roads and accounting facilities.

Duties of the Authority

In exercising its functions and powers under the Act. The authority ensures.

It is encouraging, unless there is a company’s exclusive right to basic telecommunications. Fair competition in the telecommunications sector.
Blocking illegal online content.

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