STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has planned to have a laptop assembly plant and in this regard it is mulling to invite global manufacturers to get their assembly plants installed in Pakistan.
“Pakistan is in efforts to get a laptop assembly plant running in the country to meet local demands primarily and then to export laptops to foreign nations in future,” said a senior official close to this development without disclos.
The decision was taken during a meeting for the implementation of Prime Minister Youth Laptop Scheme under the chairmanship of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairperson, Dr Javaid R. Leghari.
It was decided that instead of buying such huge quantity of laptops from a single manufacturer, laptop makers will be asked to set up their assembly plant – if not manufacturing facility – in Pakistan.
For the purpose, in the meeting it was decided, to hold an international conference of the potential bidders for establishing laptop assembling and manufacturing plant.
The assembling plant would also help facilitate the distribution of laptop to selected students, as per Prime Ministers Youth Laptop Scheme.
The meeting discussed the modalities of implementing the laptop scheme recently announced by the government in the annual budget to acknowledge the outstanding performance of the bright young students as well as other institutions.