Just sharing for the info of all. No advertisement or related interest is intended through this thread.
I needed Yokohama Advan db tyres in 195/65 R15 91H for my Honda Civic. I am a true and committed lover of these tyres and they have never let me down in any of my cars. They ware not once that hard to find. Asad Iqbal Tyres in Saddar Rawalpindi usually had a good stock of them. But this time I searched all Rawalpindi Saddar market and couldnt find not only Advan db but any other yokohama tyre in 2014/2015 manufacturing dates. Most of them were even smuggled through the gray channel stuffing three tyres in one.
My search continued and I finally found a very decent Yokohama outlet at PWD Road before Madina Cash and Carry if you're coming from Bahria Town and facing towards Islamabad Express Way. They have Yokohama tyres of every variety and in almost every size you can ask for. As per Yokohama Company policy, you can come back and return the tyres if you face an issue and get a new pair. Official company warranty seals and stamps on the packing. Haven't seen those in saddar.
The owners are 2 brothers, one being a mechanical engineer from Germany. Highly impressed by their way of doing business, caliber and their attitude with the customers. They've got good staff and latest equipment and a big clean shop which you might not expect on a tyre shop.
Thumbs Up for them and highly recommended to Yokohama fans in search of Genuine Yokohama tyre variety under one roof in the twin cities.
Dr. Tausif Ahmed
After a lot of discussion on this thread, @dms664 took the initiative to dig out the facts and not only found the official Distributor of Yokohama Tyres in Pakistan but also confirmed from them that Alino Tyres (the one mentioned above) are the the official retailer/reseller of Yokohama Tyres for Rawalpindi/Islamabad Region. Anyone wants to confirm can call up or email on the following details:
Yokohama Tires Pakistan
8 - B , Block -VI, P.E.C.H.S.,Opp. Nursery Off.
Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi - Pakistan
Efforts of @dms664 are appreciated and acknowledged.