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Transportation in Pakistan

  Transportation in Pakistan is extensive and varied but still in its developing stages and serving a population of over 180 million people. Construction of new airports, roads and railway lines has led to an employment boost in the country. Much of Pakistan’s road network and railway network were built before 1947. Presently, roads carry over 96 percent of inland freight and 92 percent of passenger traffic and are undoubtedly …

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‘Shining New’ vs. ‘Out-Of-Date’

  Imported used cars – A cause of discomfort for local industry The people in the local auto industry are on cloud nine after hearing from the government that the age limit for imported used cars has been reduced from five to three years. It is refreshing to hear such good news amidst the never ending plethora of unpleasant tidings. The government has given a reason to car buyers to …

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Gwadar port under Chinese

  Ports and shipping sector plays a vital role in the economic development of a country, as efficient ports and terminals lower the cost of imports, bring revenue through exports, increase our foreign exchange reserves and enhance tax collection. Recent trends in the shipping industry have shown that cargo ships are becoming larger. These vessels have enhanced capacity to transport cargo in bulk quantities which makes commodities cheaper for the …

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Price hike of imported used cars despite rupee appreciation

  In the absence of quality and price check mechanism the used cars traders are duping Pakistani consumers by offering them imported used cars with no warranty or spare parts availability while denying even the benefit of appreciation of Pakistani rupee this year, this was stated by Iqbal Shah, Chairman Pakistan Automobile Manufacturer Assembler Dealer Association (PAMADA). These used vehicles prices are compared with new locally-made cars, which are superior …

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Auto sector: An emerging sector in Pakistan exports

  Top Chinese firm Zotye holding group taking interest to make Pakistan an export base country for automobiles Auto sector is one of the emerging sectors in Pakistan exports and efforts are being taken by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) for the promotion of exports of this sector to the world over. A leading Chinese Group Zotye Holding Group has expressed its interest to make Pakistan an export base …

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A heaven for stolen vehicles trade

  Chaman, a border city near Pakistan-Afghanistan border is one of the top junkyards of stolen vehicles in Balochistan where there are number of scrap yards enjoying such trade. Not only the stolen vehicles are dumped here but their engine and chassis numbers are also tampered at these junkyards. These vehicles are then sold out. The inter-provincial gangs of car lifters have been allegedly involved in snatching and transporting the …

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The state of automobile industry in Pakistan and the role of imported and used cars

  The automobile industry and the auto parts manufacturers in the country have been suffering greatly due to the inconsistency in import policies and the widespread import of used cars taking place in the country. Personal baggage schemes are being used by used car importers, which are meant only to help overseas Pakistanis to import their used cars into the country. A number of the cars being imported in this …

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Subdued performance of auto sector

  Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (PAMA) has released its monthly sales data for the month of August registering growth of over 76%MoM, in indication of strong recovery from the adverse impact of advance tax. The prime gainer in the month was Corolla with sale of 3,515 units. Despite the strong recovery the numbers remained under pressure on a cumulative basis, posting a decline of 11.3%YoY in 2MFY15. While auto industry …

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Making PIA a profitable entity again

  In order to make Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) a profitable entity and to bring back the lost glory of our national-flag carrier, the incumbent Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif just last month has decided to add new Boeing 777 carriers to the PIA fleet. With work being done to restore the country’s airline carrier, it is constantly being stressed that PIA needs to be made into a profitable unit and …

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First-ever Metro Train Project

  Govt achieves another landmark of signing $1.6bn deal with China The present PML-N government achieved another landmark, as a historic agreement was signed for first-ever Metro Train Project in Pakistan. Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif signed the agreement on behalf of the Pakistan government, while Chairman National Development and Reform Commission China, Xu-Shaoshi signed the document on behalf of China for Metro Train Project. Under the agreement, Orange …

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