Pakistan desires to build semiconductors zone with China help, says Fawad

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said Pakistan desires to build a semiconductors zone with the help of China to make the country self-sufficient in modern gadgets and open new avenues of development.

In an interview with China Economic Net on Saturday, Fawad Hussain said Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan during his recent visit to China discussed the shifting of the semiconductors industry to Pakistan.

The minister said this technology is very important not only for Pakistan but also for China.

Fawad said semi-Conductor is a core element of every technology which would help bring value addition to the local manufacturing products.

The Information Minister said Pakistan wants Chinese tech companies to come to Pakistan and make it a hub of semiconductors manufacturing.

He expressed his pleasure that Chinese investors are very keen to join hands with Pakistan and the technology zone will be converted into semiconductors zone.

Fawad Hussain said both Pakistan and China can cooperate immensely in the area of science and technology.

He pointed out that mobile phones are now assembled in Pakistan but they would like to take a step further and start full-fledged manufacturing of mobile phones in the country.