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[Update December 7th, 2021]: It was announced back in September that the tech giant is planning to start TV production in Pakistan. With lightning speed, the plant was built and now, it has officially been operationalized. According to the official tweet by Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood, the plant is located in Karachi. The Plant has been established in collaboration with R&R Industries, he said.

For now, it will be able to produce 50,000 sets. But in 2 years, the capacity will increase to 100,000 sets annually. The local partner, R&R Industries hope for the creation of more than 700 local jobs. Given the rising unemployment, it comes as good news for Pakistanis.


[Update December 1st, 2021]: While it was already huge news that the tech giant was coming to Pakistan to manufacture TVs, there is yet another amazing development. Samsung has begun production for their smartphones in the country as well.

In talks with a local news publication, Faisal Subzwari, chairman of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Industries and Production said that they were informed the tech giant has started the operations of manufacturing.

Lucky Group has partnered with Samsung for the project. According to them, they are aiming towards producing anywhere between 2.5 to 3 million smartphones every year. Since the production is manual, it will lead to a substantial increase in employment within the fields of engineering.

[September 22, 2021]: Developments in the sector of technology are not even a daily phenomenon at the moment. In fact, the fast-paced industry witnesses a new update multiple times in one day. Amongst such developments, we got to know that Samsung will be establishing a TV manufacturing plant in Karachi, Pakistan.

Samsung TV Plant In Karachi

The news came to light thanks to Abdul Razzak Dawood, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Trade and Investment. According to him, the plant will be complete by the 4th quarter of 2021. He said that the plant is being realized with the help of R&R Industries. As it turns out, the plant is predicted to produce almost 50,000 units of Samsung TV every year. Considering the country’s population, the number sounds too small but Samsung’s products are expensive so not everyone is able to buy them.

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Of course, now that the production is happening in Pakistan only, maybe the South Korean company would decrease prices.

The advisor said: “This is a vindication of MOC’s “Make-in-Pakistan” policy for industrialization via rationalization of input costs and other incentives.”

Local Manufacturing

This news comes in line with Pakistan’s current policy of promoting local manufacturing or assembly of international products. The idea is to reduce the country’s reliance on imports to be able to strengthen the economy and Samsung has actively been doing this.

Just a few months back, Samsung Gulf Electronics Co. got into collaboration with Lucky Cement’s subsidiary, Lucky Motor Corporation (LMC). The venture was for locally producing Samsung phones in Pakistan. The manufacturing is set to happen at the Bin Qasim Industrial Park, Special Economic Zone, Port Qasim, Karachi. Now, the news is that Samsung Electronics will also produce TV right here in the mega-city.

According to the news, the facility will be complete by the end of December 2021.

As is evident, Apple and Samsung, and their fans are always at each other’s toes to show how they are better than the other. Knowing that, and the ongoing hype of Apple launching the iPhone 13 series and iOS 15, it was expected that Samsung would come up with the news to take off interest from Apple. But did it work, only time will tell?

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Once the production begins, what do you say, would you choose to buy a Samsung TV manufactured in Karachi?

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