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Pakistan Is Ready To Start Local Manufacturing of SIMs - TechJuice

Last updated Tuesday, January 10, 2023 05:05 ET , Source: TopWireNews

Pakistan is constantly trying to improve its technology department. Each year, the government allocates a high budget to its tech sector. This time Pakistan is planning to start manufacturing local SIMs and smart cards to protect the country from the threat of cyber-attacks. This will also help boost the sector, create employment opportunities, and save a considerable amount of foreign exchange.
The government is ready to take the step to be self-dependent in the cyber world. The government of Pakistan is likely to start manufacturing SIMs and smart cards. However, in this regard, the Information Technology ministry is seeking approval from Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). Moreover, the ministry has also enlisted various reasons for the local manufacturing of chips and cards.
According to data collected from official sources, local physical SIM manufacturers are planning to establish eSIM management platforms. Moreover, it will also offer eSIM products to mobile cellular operators (CMO) through the platform as a service.
However, one of the main goals of the Pakistani government is digital transformation and the development of an enabling ecosystem. Though, in digital services, SIMs and smart cards assume pivotal importance.
Undoubtedly, local manufacturing of SIMs will benefit the economy and technology infrastructure. As we know, currently, a massive amount is used to import SIMs.
Previously, the government had already introduced a smartphone manufacturing policy...

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