Haier is planning to establish Smart Phone Manufacturing facility very soon in Pakistan. It was stated by Mr. Zeeshan Qureshi, CEO Haier Mobile, during his meeting with Federal Minister for IT & Telecom, Anusha Rehman.
It was stated by Haier officials that due to growing market share of smart phones, Haier intended to setup manufacturing unit in Pakistan to create more local jobs and transfer technology to Pakistan.
Federal Minister, Anusha Rehman, who is big advocate of local manufacturing of phones and laptops, vowed that government will support such initiatives by giving special incentives to manufacturers.
Haier since its operations in 2001 in Pakistan, has been manufacturing home appliances in Pakistan. Furthermore,Haier has already started manufacturing laptops for Prime Minister Laptop Scheme.
It is worth mentioning here that Chinese brand like G’Five has started local manufacturing of phones on a small scale.