The local auto industry has come under heavy fire for the quality of its cars, lack of safety features and the exorbitant prices.
The matter was also taken up in the Senate recently where there was talk of improving standards through a framework that would lay out the requirements. Now it seems, the plan is gathering some steam with Federal Minister Fawad Hussain tweeting that the process to boost the quality and improve standards has already begun.
The first industries to see this were the Food and Electronics sector, now the focus has shifted towards the local car industry.
پاکستان میں معیار یعنی اسٹینڈرڈز پر بڑی اصلاحات لانے کا سلسلہ شروع کر دیا ہے، فوڈ اور الیکٹرونکس کے بعد اب پاکستان میں بننے والی گاڑیوں کو اسٹنڈرڈز کے نظام میں شامل کیا جائیگا،اس سلسلے میں All Pak Automobiles Association اور تمام اسٹیک ہولڈرز کا اجلاس 26 فروری کو بلا رہے ہیں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 19, 2020
The plan to improve standards in the industry is in motion as a meeting has been called for 26th February with all stakeholders being invited including All Pakistan Automobiles Association and others.
This is a welcome development and hopefully, the framework will be implemented rapidly.
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