All Cars Assembled in Pakistan Will Soon Have to Adhere to Quality Standards

A new technical committee has been formed by the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), which will be revising the standards of quality and safety for 4 wheeled vehicles.

This committee was formed under recommendations of the National Standards Committee. This is one of the many steps that the government has taken to improve the overall quality of the locally assembled cars and vehicles so that they can be of international standards.

PSQCA Has No Standards for 4 Wheeler Vehicles

Official sources indicate that the Quality Control Authority has been asked to verify the quality of products that fall under the Compulsory Certification Marks Scheme.

Currently the authority cannot do so as PS:4845 does not fall under the Certification Marks Scheme.

The sources also said that after ‘Standard PS: 4845 on Four Wheeler Auto Vehicles’ is revised, it will be included in the Compulsory Certification Marks Scheme. After the inclusion of the newly revised standard, the Authority will be responsible for checking the quality of the 4 wheeler vehicles as per the required standards.

Regular meetings are being held by the aforementioned Technical Committee in order to finalize the PS: 4845 standard. All local car manufacturers claim that they are following their own standards adding that, it is the government’s role to setup a policy framework to ensure a set standard for all the vehicles being produced in Pakistan.

Government’s Inititiatives to Improve Quality

The government has also taken other initiatives in the Automotive Development Policy 2016-21. The initiatives included:

  • Adoption of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) Regulations for Harmonization
  • Establishing a Pakistan Automotive Institute in a public-private partnership
  • Installation of immobilizers in cars made compulsory

The Automotive Development Policy also provided incentives for foreign car makers if they want to set up shop in Pakistan. This would increase the competition which would in turn improve the overall quality of the cars manufactured by the companies already present in Pakistan.

Standard PS:4845

Cars and other 4 wheeler vehicles are currently not included in the Compulsory Certification Marks Scheme. Which is why the committee was established to revise the PS: 4845 and include it in the Certification Marks Scheme. This standard will include:

  • Cars,
  • Vans,
  • Pickups,
  • Jeeps,
  • Hi-Roofs, etc.

Hence all 4 wheeler vehicles will be included.

Via Pak Observer

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  • the only way to keep the traffic low is to take health tests of every car on the road..
    put a test fee minimum like 1000PKR

    and if you do not have the health certificate, chalan of 10,000PKR will be against you.

    traffic police bhi khush
    mechanic bhi khush
    traffic automatically kum hojaeyga..
    to awam bhi khush

    agar road pe gari chalani hai to gari maintain krni hogi.. simple..

  • Do something to kick out Pak Suzuki’s crap from this country’s automobile market…


  • It is pitiful to see local car adds with so-called features such as “MATCHING BUMPERS ..ALLOY RIMS ..DVD PLAYER … instead of real must have features which give actual safety to drivers and passengers like parking sensors, reverse camera, ABS, airbags , headlamp adjustment, side mirrors electronic control.

    cars worth million rupees in Pak rarely have defoggers even ….!!!

  • I’ll believe it when I see it.
    Chances are the director of this committee will be highly corrupt and blah blah.
    Hoping and praying that doesn’t happen.

  • The quality of local bikes with PSQCA sticker on them is evidence of how ineffective PSQCA is.

  • We dont need just standards… Prices must be lower down like our neighbouring countries..In India same car is worth 3lac which in Pakistan we are buying RS 7lac. There is so much price difference.

  • No Quality standard for Pakistan, every cheap equipment is the demand of manufacturer to maximize profit just like Pak Suzuki Earn in for Mehran- Quality Institute took money and closed their eyes. If really serious to maintain quality standard, rebuilt Mehran atleast with Quality Standards.

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