I would like to share views from my brothers if Pakistan need at all an Auto Industry.
My personal opinion is that we Pakistanis be better off buying used but good quality cars from Europe, USA and Japan. In those markets, used cars depreciates alot and it would be highly beneficial for us to have those cars instead that we pay horendously high prices to local assemblers.
Governments seem indifferent to the local assemblers price policy and car quality standards. Have a car safety tests on all the locally assembled cars smashing at 50km/h....and see the results. Such safety tests are a must for each and every model that goes out in the markets of Europe, USA and Japan etc. so why not Pakistanis be showed how safe are their livies on those wheels.
With the abrupt increase in prices here in PAKISTAN, against the international recession is beyond my comprehension. Who is responsible require little guessing. Are we the richest nation in the world who are not bothered or do we have Governments comprised of richest people who are not bothered by the increase in price. Either one of the two is true ?
And of course, what about Customer Protection Rights ????
Do we have a fair competition....I mean is there a competitor to local asemblers ? No not really...it is a MONOPLISTIC market they have created for themselves.....good or bad.....you are bound to buy them at their prices.
One of the reasons, why sancations are imposed on Pakistan textiles in Europe can be attributed to our refusal to allow their import of vehicles....India on the other hand.. are real smart guys,....they allow Europeans to set their plants in India and in return have captured almost all European market for various items...
Pakistan desperately need to give a boom to their exports....this will bring much needed foreign exchange...not through begging for a few billion dollars....imagine only textiles can bring over 10billion dollars per annum....whereas today Pakistan is feeling proud on getting a mere pledge to get 5billion dollars from Japan...
A Land bestowed with such resouces and Nation bestowed with such talent by Allah is begging to the entire world for aid......it is matter of concern.