Pak-China collaboration is not something new. However, what they are collaborating for still counts as breaking news. This time Pakistan’s technology sector is going to undertake a progressive journey with China. Jee Haan!! Pak-China relationship is moving from friend zone to semiconductor zone.
A little birdie told us that soon Pakistan is going to establish a semiconductors zone with the help of China. Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, broke this news ensuring that this venture will open new gates for development. Pakistan will also be able to seek self-sufficiency in gadgetry. He said “We will also like to start semiconductor designing in Pakistan. I am very happy to tell you that Chinese investors are very keen to join hands with Pakistan and the technology zone will be converted into a semiconductor zone.”
It is important to note that Fawad Chaudhry, during his Federal Minister tenure, signed many agreements and MOUs with China. These agreements entailed collaboration in technology sectors. Moreover, back then China also trained Pakistanis to get skills in semiconductors. Fawad Chaudhry’s farsightedness is going to help Pakistani’s a lot with establishing the semiconductors zone. This collaboration is of course one of the outcomes of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s four-day visit to China. Imran Khan during his visit met with personnel of leading Chinese businesses. During the meeting, many agreements were signed to extend Pak-China collaboration in medicine, software development, information technology, communication technology, etc.
Fawad Chaudhry stressed the importance of this collaboration. According to Chaudhry “This is a landmark that we have achieved within a short period and now the health sector is open to collaboration. Pakistan has skilled labor, cheaper labor, and a huge market. We hope that Chinese tech companies will join hands with Pakistan to join our technology zone, and we will be able to come up with bigger cooperation in these sectors.”
Pakistan has also been assembling mobiles on its own, soon it will turn into a mobile manufacturing unit. This bilateral collaboration will help Pakistan to end tech dependency. Just like Pak-China collaboration in the health sector has helped Pakistan from being an importer to an exporter. In the initial stages of Covid, Pakistan was dependent on imports to suffice its medical needs. However, with Pak-China’s collaboration in the sector made Pakistan one of the exporters of medical supplies.
High expectations have been set for the establishment of Pakistan’s semiconductors zone. As semiconductors are important for every techchonolgy. Soon, Pakistan will be manufacturing its tech instead of relying on other countries. Pakistan has mapped its journey to self-sufficiency and we hope it reaches its destination without encountering problems.