After the complaint of Honda Pakistan against local oil companies selling bad gasoline, the local market went into a frenzied state. In the complaint to OGRA Honda alleged that the oil companies are using manganese in a high quantity which is damaging its cars. While on the other hand oil companies also responded firmly and denied the allegations purported by car manufacturing company Honda. Oil companies said that they had not breached any rules or regulation of OGRA and all fuel imports were are being cleared by the Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP).
Aside from the ongoing tussle between auto manufacturer Honda and oil companies, PAMA (Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association) has also responded in the regard, and a new fissure among local auto manufacturers have come up on the scenes. As PAMA has given the notion that all car assemblers have been hit by the technical issues due to bad gasoline. However, this is not the case as, according to a local media outlet, when contacted to IMC (Indus Motor Corporation) Chief Executive Officer Ali Asghar Jamali told:
“We have not received yet any serious complaints concerning our Toyota vehicles regarding low-quality petrol.”
PAMA sent a letter to the regulator and asked to check the content of manganese in the petrol being sold in the local market.
Furthermore, PAMA also said that if the content of manganese used in gasoline surpasses the safe limit can cause considerable damage to automobiles and humans as well. The notion by PAMA that all original equipment manufacturers are facing some technical issues has created a new buzz in the local car manufacturing market as mentioned above IMC has denied any technical issue, and to the extent of my knowledge, no other manufacturer has also reported technical issue due to alleged low petrol quality except Honda.
The tussle became worse when Honda was given a warning by Oil Companies Advisory Council (OCAC) either withdraw your complaint about the alleged sale of low-quality petrol or face stern legal action by us. Let’s see how Honda responds to its threat.
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