Just keep the discussion to tires. My observations are based on personal experiences. We use cars with local tires all across Pakistan and have never failed us even in most difficult terrain and road conditions and our cars are hardly parked for few hours and then on road. The difference is only of road noise which is not so wide.
On my personal cars I have used Yokohama and currently Dunlop, but have not noticed much performance difference.
I do agree that important tires are better than local ones, but locals are not bad either, they have proven to be safe and road worthy. So people with disposable cash mostly replace tires of a new ride from Pakistani to imported.