ISLAMABAD: Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced Pakistan’s aim to construct a semiconductor manufacturing zone in conjunction with China in order to make the country self-sufficient in modern devices and open up new growth opportunities.
In an interview with China Economic Net, the minister noted that producing semiconductors, as a key part of technology, will help add value to local manufacturing industries.
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed relocating the semiconductor sector to Pakistan during his recent visit to China, according to Fawad, because the technology is important not only for Pakistan but also for China.
He also expressed his delight at Chinese investors who want to work with Pakistan, and asked Chinese technology businesses to “come to Pakistan and make it a hub of semiconductor manufacture” by transforming the technology zone into a semiconductor zone.
Pakistan and China can work together a lot in research and technology, according to the information minister.
He went on to say that while mobile phones are currently built in Pakistan, they are considering going a step further and starting to manufacture them in the nation.