The return of yellow cab scheme is Pak Suzuki’s bailout plan

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Government of Punjab in a short-sighted attempt is reintroducing yellow cabs to create work opportunities for the public. The cabs will be given to successful applicants on interest free basis on the down payment of PKR 100,000.

While this scheme has been introduced in the past and served no good as the Daewoos and Hyundais were sold on actual price and the market value almost diminished to almost zero when the buyers went to sell them. Those cars have little or not worth at all in the use car market however, today’s scheme might be the Pakistani form of bailout for Pak Suzuki as the Government will lease 20,000 cars from Pak Suzuki which includes Mehran and Bolan.

Apart from the fact that the diesel prices have moved out of the reach of common man while petrol and CNG is either short or not available in the market, the government is once again repeating what created our troubles while people hoped for real growth and prosperity, government has cracked another plan for the already congested cities of Pakistan which needs a mass transit system for publics relief – not yellow cabs, again.

The prices of locally assembled cars are already exorbitant and offer little or no value for money, the monopolistic nature of the auto sector of Pakistan has not been able to honor the deletion policy which could’ve generated jobs and technical expertise in vital fields of auto sector.

The fares charged by even black & yellow taxis are outrageous and not affordable for commuters, and the last yellow cab scheme which was introduced during Nawaz Sharif’s government had a terrible impact on our economy with millions lost in default payments. Last year, a court sentenced a yellow cab scheme cheat for 14 years in prison after being found guilty of releasing 67 cars whose payment was not cleared.

The people must be handed power to build cars and register their companies whether they build one or million annually, that’s the insight towards creating jobs and a progressive auto sector which doesn’t sell one single model of a car i.e. Mehran and Bolan for the next 40 years.

We need unbiased, unprejudiced rules and real market prices, so prosperity emerges and cuts short the crisis, give us a chance so we can discover, the most valuable ways to serve one another.

Baber K. Khan

Baber Kaleem Khan is the founder of PakWheels Blog, an admin, and marketing and content manager of PakWheels.

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  • Saif Malik

    Dear Babar Khan,
    I strongly support this scheme because this scheme will help the middle class to purchase their own car. Bank lease is not favourable for poor because Banks want high profir / Interest. These cars are with no interest which is good. So plz dont go aginst the Middle class.
    Thanks
    SAIF

  • Ali Athar

    I agree with writer’s observation.
    A better option would have been import of low CC cars where import duties could have been exempted considering the purpose of the import

  • Ali

    what is the update??

  • Shaukat

    Excellent decision very poor people who did have one lak but not able to buy even rakshaw now can able to buy good vehicle, I must say that don’t for Pak Suzuki Motor they don’t have the reputed vehicles people only buy those vehicle cause there is not alternate is been done by the government but Pls being Fiat, Sokda, Peugeot, and Deawoo, Hundye and like wise cars this make healthy com-potion in the market and people have very good chance to buy not Car but Safe, Ideal, and Full of accessories car. I hope every buddy agrees.

  • Dansih

    I wanted to start my business but how can i get this taxi from?

  • Ahsan Aziz Butt

    Lets be honest its a real good move guys; b’coz at least 20,000 families have source to earn respectfully. No one in this world provide anything free. If 20,000 families at least earn and meet the requirements of life necessities den whats the problem. Let the people live please….

  • Ozair Akhtar

    Asalam-O-Alikum,
    You are quite right that the government is creating another big problem by introducing yellow cab scheme, i think its much better to introduce CNG bus transit project with a local company who will be responsible in managing and maintaining the buses and its operations while Govt. o Punjab will be 25% partner in it and can gain a good deal of money from it. The buses can Daewoo ones that are locally produce and are fit a/c to Pakistani conditions. I really don’t understand how Bolan will work as CAB??…. lolz….. by the way Rapid bus transit system is gaining success and popularity in West, check out it in Google.

    Allah-Hafiz

  • http://cricketo.blogspot.com/ Umer

    Its a good move considering you don’t have a option to travel. And only a rikshaw where the rules of 18 century standards even fail is available. So its a good move if handled correctly.

  • http://- gauher khan

    we must not add a single vehicle to the already blocked roads, we must not import a single extra litre of petroll and we must not waste a single cft of the precious gas. shahbaz sharif sahib can train mechanics with this money to repair the flood of vehicles on the roads and earn a honourable living and getting the air clean.

  • Zahid Siddiq

    Govt. Offical must be getting huge amount of commission to start this shit. Thoray dinon mein Pakistanion ko pela yarkan honay wala hay jis k asrat kai saal tak nahi jaein gay. Allah in politicians ko akal aur hosh kay nakhun atta faramay, waisay bhi ye kam aglay election k leyay ho rahay hein. In jahiloon say Allah hamein Jald nijat atta farmay Aameen.

  • kanwar

    THINK ABOUT…….. only low class peoples live in punjab only and rest of the pakistani rich, “I think” only peoples of punjab need yELLO cAB, these all are shaky headed peoples who lives in fools paradise, just make a grass in the air , like govt of punjab just protest every body against this step if transparency not mention in front of legal chamber of pore peoples 03333334090

  • http://www.gmail.com Irfan MEHBOOB Khan

    I like this, jeo PML-N jeo Nawaz Sharif & Shahbaz Sharif

  • Jam Muhammad Farooq, Khanpur

    Punjab Govt Zindaabad. Punjab Govt ny aaisa kr dikhaya jo kisi or Govt ny nhe kiya. Allah Tala next Govt MLN Ki bnay, Ameen.

  • http://www.khoso.com majid khoso

    hw i bookmy yellow cab?

  • http://www.alixpk.com Muhammad Ali Rehman

    I want to know the details of yellow cabs. and Please contact me or give the contact number of Baber.

    Kind Regards

  • Malik Khizar Hayat

    Punjab Govt Zindaabad. Punjab Govt ny aaisa kr dikhaya jo kisi or Govt ny nhe kiya. Allah Tala next Govt MLN Ki bnay, Ameen.

  • Muhammad Saeed

    thank u mr.shareef brothers u r one of the petriotic leader of pakistan and pakistani people we know bettre and yello cab schem is great plan for unemployed people. whole nation is thanking u for opening this schem.I hope this schem should be helpful for guinuin unemployed people. pls make sure this.I am also an applicant if u don for me i shall be very thankfull to u, thanks regard,
    Muhammad Saeed
    32303 0746788 7.

  • Kashif abbas

    ham shukria ada krte hn jnab cm pnjab ka jinhon ne itni achi schem mutaarif ki h. jb bhi pakistan kele kisi ne socha to srf pml [n] ne kia I am proud of this partynext election i m ur voter and spoter bcs u r a real true man of pakistan politecs.I hope k next time pmlN will won election.I am flood efected person pls enter me in yello cab schem.
    thanks,

  • Kashif abbas

    ham shukria ada krte hn jnab cm pnjab ka jinhon ne itni achi schem mutaarif ki h. jb bhi pakistan kele kisi ne socha to srf pml [n] ne kia I am proud of this partynext election i m ur voter and spoter bcs u r a real true man of pakistan politecs.I hope k next time pmlN will won election.I am flood efected person pls enter me in yello cab schem.
    thanks,

    CM sahib,
    Kashif Abbas s/o Ghulam Abbas
    32303 6620738 5.

  • Adnan

    Ye ek naya daram honeay laga he hamaray mulk main. Like 90s. The facility shall be again misused by rich people. No economic outcome of this scheme just another avenue for commission for this policians.

  • Azhar

    Can you tell me complete process plz

  • KHURRAM SHAHZAD

    PLZ TELL MEE HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHEME? IS THERE ANY ONLINE BOOKING / APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE SEND ME THE LINK………..

  • Rashid Ali

    PLZ TELL MEE HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHEME? IS THERE ANY ONLINE BOOKING / APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE SEND ME THE LINK………..

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  • Yasir

    Light tu puree nahi hotee carain daraha ho janab

  • Zubair Hassan

    I appreciate and very thankfull to Mr. Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif on this scheme, with this scheme every middle class can buy his own taxi and can earn the money…. Please any body tell me how can i apply for a vehicle my cell no is 0346-2791511

  • shoukat ali

    PLZ TELL MEE HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHEME? IS THERE ANY ONLINE BOOKING / APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE SEND ME THE LINK

  • Zulqarnain Ahmed

    agar is scheme ki bajay 3 ya 4 lak ka qarza day datey to is se kafi behtar tha, jis ka jo marzi dil kary wo kam kary,
    what is the defference between illitrate Driver and litrate Graduate,

  • Adnan

    Pakistan does’t want these kind of foolish projects.
    Pakistan Need Industry and Enerfy Resources at their full capacity as we have those resourses.
    Wake up Youth, what happened to u!

  • haseeb

    plz tell me how to apply for this scheme? is there any online boking application form available send me link

  • Abid Ali

    Plz tell me dtail of apply.
    And Rules this schems

  • http://www.yellowcabscheme Abdul Rehman

    ye unemplyment ke ley good think hy but advance mai kami ki jae

  • http://zindadilpakistan.com zindadilpakistan

    Ever since the Punjab government decided to reduce unemployment among the educated young men by offering them yellow cabs; this scheme was doomed to fail. It looks like the Sharif brothers cannot think beyond yellow cabs and motorways. Why would any child who has got a graduate degree want to drive a cab? When parents spend their time and money to get their children educated, they expect them to land good or at least reasonable jobs; not drive cabs. Realizing their initial mistake, when the Bank of Punjab started issuing the forms for this scheme the educational requirements were lowered to intermediate. The closing date for submission of forms was fixed as 30th July. After seeing the poor response the Punjab government again revised the minimum educational requirement to matric and extended the last date for forms submission. Well, when the day arrives and the forms are submitted, the brains behind this scheme will realize that the response is not what they had thought.

  • Malik Shahzad

    Yellow Cab mazaq hy beroz garon sy. jo admi job less ho or us k pass 1,50,000 kahan sy aye ga? in hkmaraon ko koi khoda ka khof ni, yes jo Mehran day rahy hain wo VX hy, berozgar admin 96,000 Advance dy ga 40,000 ki CNG kit lgway ga or tkriban 10,000 – 15,000 gari py lagy ga. or 7950×60 = 4,77,000 ki Iqsath hon gi. 4,77,000+15,000+40,000+96,000 = 6,28,000/- or mehran VX 4,83,000 ki hy. yes abi koi azafi payment ni ly rahy.jo log hqdar hain un ka agr aa gaya hy to wo gari ni ly sakty,

  • Ali Ahmad

    How ‘ll govt make sure that these Cabs are not sold out by the cabs holder later. It actually happened when in the past that people either sold these cars in the market or used them privately by changing the color.

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