Auto industry: Pakistan Auto Show begins today

By PPI
Published: March 6, 2014
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The event will also attract international buyers of vehicles and automotive components which may increase local industry access to export markets. PHOTO: FILE

The event will also attract international buyers of vehicles and automotive components which may increase local industry access to export markets. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: 

Indus Motor Company (IMC), the distributor and progressive manufacturer of Toyota vehicles in Pakistan, will bring the Pakistan Auto Show 2014, which is to be held from March 6 at the Expo Centre, Lahore.

The Pakistan Auto Show 2014 is Pakistan’s premier auto show event, held once in two years, where almost the entire local auto industry comes together to showcase their products, technologies and capabilities. This year’s show is also expected to attract thousands of attendees who will get first-hand information on some of their favourite cars and two-wheelers. The event will also attract international buyers of vehicles and automotive components which may increase local industry access to export markets.

IMC CEO Parvez Ghias said that Pakistan has a huge potential to become an auto manufacturing and exporting hub in Asia and such an event serves as a platform where untapped potential can be recognised.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • jg
    Mar 6, 2014 - 9:01AM

    when will pakistanis have the oppurtunity to select their choice of automobile brands and not the ones forced upon them like toyots, suzuki and honda.

    its time we move on to introduce greater choice to people of pakistan.every citizen has the right to choose better.

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  • Mar 6, 2014 - 7:39PM

    ‘” IMC CEO Parvez Ghias said that Pakistan has a huge potential to become an auto manufacturing and exporting hub in Asia'”

    Sir, No rationale / justification is given to become an exporting hub. We don’t have even testing facilities for Euro IV emission standard. Vehicles manufactured can be exported to Afghanistan only.

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  • Dhaka
    Mar 7, 2014 - 12:29AM

    It is good for pakistan can import cars and trucks from our market.This makes them more matured market and choice for customer.

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  • Syme
    Mar 7, 2014 - 1:21AM

    @whitesky:
    Same slogan statement like Pakistan has immense talent if properly tapped. I have been listening to same stock statements since my childhood. We couldn’t produce a thoughtful Bureaucrat, General, TV anchor, Film Director, Politician, Doctor, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Businessman (who is big outside Pakistan) in six decades and here we are talking about Potential. Ahh.. Without subsidies even our best businesses can’t survive. Take for instance Engro chemicals, which is munching subsidized gas. All we have produce is IK.
    Pakistan doesn’t have any skilled labor pool. Majority of that unskilled labor is not even fit to drive. What to talk of talent or potential.

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  • Haroon Rashid
    Mar 22, 2014 - 10:14AM

    The first important thing to look at is standardisation.
    What is the standardisation parameter applicable for the so called as car manufacturing in Pakistan?
    International standards are OICA?
    National standards of Japan is JAMA?
    National standards of India is SIAM?
    What is the standard PAMA devised for car manufacturing/assembly, Kit car Assembly?
    Is that compliant to JAMA?
    Is that compliant to OICA?
    Is there any standardisation for assembly of Kit Car Assembly?
    Is there any applicable tariff for Kit Car Assembly?
    WTO terms says Kit Car Assembly will have equal tariff as the CBU, because it is a window dressing to oblige local favourites?

    Tentative orders from SAARC region for Import of Indus Motors likely, if they conform to one of the above mentioned standards, or any international standards assuring QC?

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  • Apr 2, 2014 - 5:54AM

    890893 3849I surely did not recognize that. Learnt a thing new nowadays! Thanks for that. 414180Recommend

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