Support local industry. ? It is already being supported a lot by the government. The big 3, especially Paksuzuki, does not even want government to allow new assemblers. Do remember Paksuzuki sends its profits back to Japan.
I agree it is good to support an auto industry but the one like ours is taking unfair advantage of government incompetence and corruption. The biggest automaker , Paksuzuki, is manufacturing globally obsolete cars that do not meet any safety standards. They are still dumping 1980s era technology in Pakistan. These vehicles have no export potential whatsoever and by offering the same model for 30 years they have caused technological stagnation of the industry.
These Japanese firms are not even transferring technology to Pakistan. Only local car offering dual airbags is Civic which is out of reach of most people anyway.
Yes , support the auto industry but only if it provides quality vehicles that offer safety features critical for passenger safety. The industry should be subject to strict safety standards and provide modern vehicles not 1980s junk.
Also are you aware Paksuzuki has influence to the extent that it has modified the upcoming auto industry development policy to cancel mandatory model replacements, mandatory safety features.
Furthermore, the worst thing is they are against the government giving any sort of incentives to new entrants like volkswagon or chevrolet to enter Pakistan. they do not want any competition as it would be against their domination and in favor of consumers.