The drive against counterfeit goods seems to be in full swing which has resulted in counterfeiting of replica mobile phones of leading brands such as Samsung, today.
The duplicate mobile phones were being assembled in Karachi when a team of FIA on a tip-off raided the place and confiscated the mobile phones.
A checker raiding team along with law enforcement agency conducted an intensive raid on “Al-Najeebi Mobile Market” at Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar-Karachi, against counterfeit mobile phones of prestigious brands. The released photos after the raid suggest that most of the phones were copies of Samsung’s famous models.
The accused Mohammad Yousuf along with three other accused involved was arrested on the spot. Counterfeit mobile phones confiscated brought to the center for further interrogation. FIR # 03/2017 has been registered against the accused(s).
The issue is not only limited to mobile phones but other electronic items such LCD & LED TVs are also being replicated in several famous electronic markets of Pakistan. Even the buyers get deceived by shrewd shopkeepers when they sell refurbished and repainted items at much higher rates. We have made a video for you to show how these phones are repainted so they could shine like new ones.
These counterfeit items can be harmful since in case, the product malfunctions, the customers have no legal ground to claim any damages against such deceitful traders since prestigious brands don’t accommodate such products. The retailers and consumer are requested only to buy official products by the company’s authorized shops. The authorities should continue taking necessary action against this disgraceful act of selling counterfeit smartphones and TVs and punish the people involved in it.