ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan Wednesday blazoned to introduce a new programme for all citizens to have access to smartphones.
The development was blazoned during the launching form of’ GSMA Smartphone for All’ attended by the Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin- ul- Haque.
Under this programme, citizens will be handed smartphones worth up to Rs1,00,000 in instalments.
Addressing the form, the minister said that anyone would be suitable to get any smartphone by paying 20-30 of the cost.
Amin-ul-Haque added that those who want to make a purchase under this scheme in instalments won’t be needed to suffer a guarantee or attestation. It’ll be possible for them to acquire a smartphone with their identity card.
The minister further participated that smartphones worth Rs10,000 to Rs1,00,000 will be handed in three to 12 months instalments.
1.Citizens will be given smartphone worth up to Rs100,000.
- 2.Phones will be available to buy at 20% to 30% of the cost.
- 3.If individuals fail to pay installments, phone will be locked.
Still, the phone will be locked and wouldn’t be used anywhere in the world, “Amin-ul-Haque said at the event,” If an existent doesn’t pay their instalments.
The minister added that this scheme is aimed at icing a common man’s access to smartphones and bringing small entrepreneurs toward e-commerce. Still, he didn’t note when the programme will begin its course.
Opening on technological advancements in Pakistan, the minister said “further than 70 systems worth Rs65 billion are in progress to ensure connectivity installations. No, once the government in Pakistan had allowed about the manufacturing of mobile phones in the country. But due to the ministry of IT moment, 29 companies in the country are making mobile phones.”