40 million cell phones purchased in Pakistan every year.

ISLAMABAD -- Duty collection on the import of mobile devices doubled to Rs54 billion from Rs22 billion after the Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBs) was put in place, Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed on Friday.

He chaired a meeting regarding the enforcement of a mobile device manufacturing policy.

He said industrial growth will help increase the country's revenue and provide employment opportunities to people.

Our objective is to boost industrial production in the country, he added.

He directed the authorities concerned to remove all obstacles being faced by foreign investors and industrialists and facilitate them in every possible way.

During the meeting, the premier was given a detailed briefing on the enforcement of the policy.

The participants were informed that Pakistan boasts a huge market with respect to the sale of cell phones as approximately 40 million mobile phones are purchased in the...

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