Cabinet directs to hold inquiry into overpricing by automobile companies
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Industries and Production to find the cause of the defaults on indigenization of motor vehicle by the foreign automobile manufacturers in Pakistan through deletion programme and submit a report on it.
According to the Federal Cabinet, the Ministry of Industries has failed to increase their production as a result the market demand has led to increase in prices of locally assembled cars.
Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the Industries and Production Minister Hammad Azhar about the reason behind the failure of manufacturing of spare parts locally by three foremost automobile company.
Meanwhile, Ali Asghari Jamali, the chief executive officer of Indus Motor spoke on this issue that efforts have been made for investment and localisation by Toyota Pakistan and other companies.
However, the demand for vehicles has been increased after the restriction imposed on importing of used cars, said senior official of the Ministry of Industries.
Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufactures Chairman Abdul Rehman said that up to 65pc parts have been made locally which can be extended to 80 pc by the support of stake holders.