Like I said in the 1.6 Altis thread as well, buying a Civic M/T isn't a bad decision. It mostly depends on how long you're going to keep the car. My family personally keeps the cars for 6-8 years so at the end of that run, we get a fair price no matter what the car.
The only thing to even consider in this whole debate about Oriel and VTi is this:
1) Oriel has airbags. VTi has none.
2) Auto is very and i mean VERY peaceful and relaxing to drive. In fact I doubt once you get used to the chaska of "prosmatec" you'll ever think about driving a manual again. BUT, the manual Civic's drive is the most awesome drive of any manual car in Pakistan at the moment.
These are the only two things that I'm considering if the Altis doesn't launch in the coming few days.