A delegation led by Mr. Zeshan Qureshi, CEO of Haier Groups of companies called on Minister of State for IT &Telecom Ms. Anusha Rehman for establishing mobile manufacturing/assembling facility in Pakistan. Member HR Mr. Tahir Mushtaq & Member Telecom Mr. Mudassar Hussain were also present in the meeting.
Haier Delegation Calls on Anusha Rehman for Establishing Mobile Manufacturing Industry in Pakistan
According to CEO of Haier Groups of Comapnies,
Haier considers Pakistan a very lucrative and flourishing market for mobile handset manufacturing/assembling particularly with the uptake of 3G/4G services in Pakistan, and hence Haier intends to inaugurate its first state of art assembling unit in April and requested the Minister for its formal inauguration.
The Minister of state appreciated their attempt and also shared that local manufacturing/assembling is at the core of telecom policy. She highlighted that special incentives have been provided in budget 2015-16 for promotion of local manufacturing/assembling. Minister assured the delegates that
we are committed to provide all possible facilitation for this new mobile manufacturing business to establish mobile manufacturing industry in Pakistan.
Anusha Rahman further stated that
Pakistan has educated and skilled young labor force which makes Pakistan an attractive destination for foreign direct investment and appreciated the role of Haier in playing a lead role in setting local manufacturing of smart phones & laptops that impacts directly on creating employment opportunities and building depth into ICT sector of Pakistan