A company always starts with assembly of low end phones first and when you introduce a policy where low end important phones are cheaper+easier for companies to manufacturer at already existing plants outside then making them locally it means that no company will invest locally..I thought the likes of Huawei Nokia and Samsung were to come as envisioned by the EDB's Mobile phone manufacturing policy
For me currently investors confidence is low especially for those which have already built assembly and manufacturing plants in Pakistan and government needs to bring in better incentives
It will be an uphill task for an already fragmented government and the kind of economic "team" currently in the drivers seat will further make it impossible.We Also Have Institutes Like National Institutes of Electronics (NIE) and National Telecom and Radio Corporation(NTRC)
which can be mobilized then Universities like NUST and UET-L and T Can Be Utilized For Conducting Indigenous Research and Development.
And How Can I Forget TIP and PCSIR.
We Should Mobilize These Resources Otherwise This Industry Will Just Be Screwdriving Operation
Considering such a drastic lowering of duties on smartphone i don't think they will come at all