ThePakistan government is fond of giving away thousands of laptops but it does not manufacture any laptop or desktop machines. An Afghan company has taken the lead and has started manufacturing and assembling computers and components locally and has big plans for the future. Blue Sonic, a company founded by an expatriate Afghan, Syed Hashmi, has begun manufacturing some computer components in Afghanistan while it already assembles computers, phones and other household devices. Based in Kabul, the company has an assembly line and will soon open a showroom.
Hashmi is optimistic about his business since there is no competition in his area. Also, there is an increasing demand for computers as 60 percent of the Afghan population comprises youth.