Non Custom Paid Vehicles In Pakistan Should Be Allowed Or Not?

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Imagine there was no punishment in the court of law for driving a non custom paid vehicles in Pakistan, what would you do? Purchase a Toyota Mark X for around 1.0 million or a Suzuki Cultus for 1.0 million? The choice is yours.

I know most of you will be commenting stating to go with the legal one just to criticize the article but the bitter truth is most of us would drive an NCP vehicle. What are NCP vehicles? How do they enter the territory of Pakistan? How do people drive them easily? These are some of the common questions which do come in mind.

Starting from the scratch, the border of Baluchistan and Afghanistan is the main source of these NCP vehicles entering our beloved country. A larger proportion of these cars come from Japan and the rest are from Dubai.

The word NCP is quite self-explanatory as these cars are smuggled and the custom duty is not paid. One may think that these cars come in as a single vehicle, but most of the time the situation is opposite. These cars come in pieces, pieces don’t mean in 100 pieces but mostly 2 major pieces and then are assembled and joined together here in our country by the local mechanics. Chaman can be said as the hub for such activities.

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There are dealers who solely are involved in this business and can deliver you your desired vehicle at your doorstep. Now how is that possible? Obviously along the route everyone has their share of pie. A fixed amount of money is dispensed per vehicle otherwise you can’t just cross a border or a city toll.

The interesting part of these NCP vehicles is that they are mostly driven by influential businessman, politicians, forces officers, custom officials and not to forget police officials. Why can’t you drive one, obviously you will be caught. And why can they drive, obviously because they have sources and first of all the guy standing in black and beige clothes doesn’t have the courage to stop such vehicles. Most of these NCP vehicles are mostly SUV’s and luxury vehicles and that is one of the reasons why policemen avoid stopping them.

Why are they even seen on roads? I’ll tell you, because the only punishment according to the law is to just impound the vehicle. Would it matter to you if you have driven a Toyota Land Cruiser for a year or two for just 2 million where the actual cost of it is 6 million? That’s the case, rich businessman and land lords do this, they drive these vehicles as they know even if they are caught nothing is going to happen to them and only the vehicle is going to be impounded. And guess what? If you have high sources you can again get the same vehicle from custom with a different color paint and different number plate, I know this because I’ve witnessed it.

What are the reasons for these NCP vehicles entering into our country and violating the law? One of the major reasons is the import duty, the import duty set on cars is very high which makes people buy the luxury cars 1/3 of the actual cost from Chaman and other places. The age of vehicle imported is another reason and not to forget the quality of vehicles local manufacturers are providing with zero value for money.

A simple remedy for the government if they are unwilling to decrease the duty and to reduce the NCP vehicles is to just tell the local automakers to improve their product quality and increase their product portfolio instead of just giving people vehicles that don’t even have basic safety features. Amnesty Schemes is no way going to decrease these vehicles in fact people are going to purchase these vehicles and wait for these schemes to start so that they can legalize their respective vehicles by paying a duty which is actually lower than the real one. Just to let you know if you’re a simple citizen you can’t even get your car cleared through these schemes as these schemes are designed by the government for their beloved people only.

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LamanSamo

My love for cars is unexplainable, especially when it comes to SUV's. Apart from that I'm currently doing my bachelors. Working with PakWheels was what I always wanted and here I am.

  • Mian Waqas Taqee

    Good article
    I think these vahicles should be allowed in Pakistan

  • Rosh

    I fear you will get caught for writing this. they not only do crime but also protect it and thats how they rule us. they first wrote law to protect corruption and than started doing it. they amend laws as magnitude of corruption increases, Please be brave but not this much.

  • There should be one rule for all.

  • Sanjay Natarajan

    I have heard of importing vehicles, but importing used vehicles is particularly strange for me.
    Will people buy an used-imported vehicle?

  • Aamir Bashir

    One rule that’s the solution … plus Govt. should make a proper tax system that everyone can happily afford the vehicle of their choice, by tax system i mean 20 – 30 percent tax not 250% … plus avoid the use of illegal vehicles themselves as i heard 100’s of cars are NCP in islamabad and other cities, we will be more then happy to pay tax if its the right figure not 250% … but sad how they could do this as they have set-up an empire equal to the empire state building these are the resources through which our politicians receive incomes … smugglers, Killers, Kidnappers, Enforcers, Property dealers are all them ….

  • saad

    Won’t be the person jailed for using ncp cars
    1 million won be a safe investment too

  • Our auto industry is dominated by Suzuki, Honda and Toyota who only sell vehicles with obsolete technologies and no basic safety features. Duty structure on new cars is so high that people have no other option than to buy used-imported vehicles.

  • Salman A.

    Pakistani automobile assemblers, key point “assemblers”, i.e. those pushing decades old specs to the market and not investing a single penny in Research and development; deserve a complete BOYCOTT.

    NCP vehicles are an outcome of supporting the assemblers who don’t give a damn about the public, safety, innovation, competition, or an open market.

    The gov’t previous (PPP) and current (PMLN) both have failed to instill greater regulation and outlaw obsolete spec vehicles from being produced. Gov’t has also failed terribly at creating a competitive atmosphere by not lowering import duties on new and used vehicles. It is also conducive to the automobile market and general benefit of the public if they increase the age limit of used vehicle imports to something greater. i.e. 7-10 years. post 2000 era engine designs in the compact category by foreign manufacturers i.e. (chevrolet, ford, honda, toyota, peaugeot, hyundai, etc.) have increased fuel economy like never before, and have also helped bring thinner and more fuel saving motor oils like 0w20 to the mainstream.

    meanwhile poor Pakistani or middle class folk with hard earned savings of 5-12 lakh Rs. have no choice but to buy 20-25 yr old trash or settle with a mehran which stands no chance in the event of an accident and is crumble prone.

    boycott all local assemblers and force an open market; shot term pain/loss to the economy and long term savings, safety benefits, and overall consumer satisfaction and consumer utility.

  • shahmir

    A big thanks to Pakwheels for creating awareness on the auto industry and high custom rates on imported vehicles.

  • Yasir Yasin

    there was a discussion on going to reduce duty by 80% , anyone know about ?

  • Sanjay Natarajan

    Oh…OK…Thanks for the info Bro…:)

  • Moonbaby

    They only go after people who try to do something.

  • Muhammad Nabi

    If we buy an NCP car can we get it clear or not? so that we can drive it in
    Rawalpindi islamabad with no risks.

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