On the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Ministry of Information Technology is all set to manufacture SIM and smart cards locally for the first time in history.

In this regard, the ministry has completed its homework and prepared the final design of local SIM cards after taking all relevant stakeholders on board.

The said items were earlier imported from China and other countries. MoIT has acquired the technology to manufacture these cards in Pakistan, which would help reduce the imports bill of the telecom sector.

The ministry has also directed the telcos to adhere to the quality standards and standardize prices for the consumers.

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