According to data released by Pakistan’s Statistics Department, the country’s cell phone imports in the first eight months of the fiscal year 2021 increased by 51.5% to$ 1.31 billion.
According to the Dawn newspaper, an official of the cell phone company said that the companies are happy with the demand for an increase in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 in the mobile phone market and an atmosphere of positive competition has been created.
He said that smartphones worth Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 are being purchased as online education has gained momentum.
The Karachi-based cell phone maker said 2G phones were still on sale because many people could not afford cell phones worth more than Rs 10,000.
On the other hand, according to the website of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the number of cell phone users increased from 168 million in July 2020 to 178 million in January.