Abdul Haleem congratulated SMEDA, JICA and PAAPAM
for initiating such an important project.
Muhammad Ashraf Shaikh., Chairman, PAAPAM
in his concluding remarks described the current situation of automobile industry, he also highlighted the need of Joint Venture (JVs) and Technical Assistance (TAs) with foreign countries.
said the government needs to consider the three categories Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) under one policy to curb fossil fuel utilisation.
In a letter to Imran Khan, Chairman Paapam
Muhammad Ashraf Shaikh stated that they are strongly against any proposal to allow import of used vehicles into the country as it will cause serious damage to local auto parts manufacturers.
Meanwhile, Chairman PAAPAM
Ashraf Sheikh said, 'Pakistan Railways used to be a big customer for the automotive parts manufacturers.
Speaking on the occasion, PAAPAM
Chairman Ashraf Sheikh highlighted, 'Pakistan Railways was once an important customer for the automotive parts manufacturers.
CEO SMEDA, in his message, informed that SMEDA and JICA in collaboration with PAAPAM
had been executing a 4 years' comprehensive 'Technical Support Program for Auto Parts Manufacturing Industry' since 2015.
"The EDB has played a critical role in the development of the auto industry in Pakistan, and in PAAPAM
's view the EDB has always kept its focus on strengthening the engineering industrial base in Pakistan first and foremost.
In this regard, a 10-member delegation recently met members of the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam
) in Karachi to discuss possibilities of collaboration between companies of the two countries.
Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM
) will launch 'Export Coaching Program' with the help of Dutch authorities to boost the export of automotive parts up to $5 billion in the next five years.
Pakistan Association of Auto Parts Manufacturers (PAAPAM
) Chairman M Siddique Misri has criticised the imposition of regulatory duty on auto parts manufacturers and termed it totally unfair and unjustified.
chairman Usman Aslam Malik stated that rest of the small tractor assemblers have also suspended their production, as new orders are not arriving from the cashstarved and flood hit farmers of the country.