Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

Pakistan asks Huawei to relocate manufacturing unit

Aftab Ahmed
Islamabad:Pakistan has offered incentives to Chinese telecom giant Huawei to relocate manufacturing unit.

Mr. Li Jie Chairman of the supervisory Board Huawei, along with his delegation, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office.
Chairman Board of Investment Syed Zubair Haider Gillani, Secretary Commerce Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, Secretary IT Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui were also present during the meeting.

The possibility of relocation of manufacturing units to Pakistan also came under discussion.
Highlighting attractive incentive package, being offered by the Government to the potential relocating industries, the Prime Minister also highlighted availability of inexpensive labour and  competent and enterprising youth potential of the country which would help the foreign countries to further grow.

Chairman Li Jie informed the Prime Minister about the progress being made by the company in the network domain. They have successfully established a new ecosystem so as to become independent of reliance on companies enjoying the monopoly in the field.

While, chighlighting huge business opportunities created under the new E-policy, launched by Ministry of Commerce, the Prime Minister invited the company to explore business opportunities in this sector.

He further urged them to involve brilliant young minds of Pakistan working in technical fields. The possibility of relocation of manufacturing units to Pakistan also came under discussion.
Highlighting attractive incentive package, being offered by the Government to the potential relocating industries, the Prime Minister also highlighted availability of inexpensive labour and  competent and enterprising youth potential of the country which would help the foreign countries to further grow.

The IT department has launched the Digital Pakistan campaign and would be keen to involve them. The Prime Minister further said that their expertise in providing import substitution and advancement in technical automation operation launched in collaboration with students of NUST and GIK would be of great advantage.
Mr Li Jie Chairman of the Supervisory Board Huawei stated that he was really impressed with the intellect of the Pakistani students. He said that they were running a Program of merit awards to the students of NAMAL .

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