Toyota stops its vehicles production in Pakistan for two weeks

Recently like other Pakistani automakers, Toyota Pakistan is also facing lots of issues due to bad economy and govt restrictions. Currently, as the Govt of Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves have been on lowest of tens of years, there are many restrictions by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to control the outflow of US Dollars. This resulted in difficulties for automakers, to import the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) vehicle kits, which are then used to manufacture the vehicles in Pakistan. As after not being able to import enough supplies, Toyota Pakistan have announced that they will Keep their vehicle production plants closed in Pakistan starting for two weeks starting from 1st Feb, 2023 up until the Feb 14, 2023. This […]

Pak Suzuki extends plant closure for third week

For the third consecutive week Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC) have wrote letter to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that they will keep the production of cars closed. In the letter last week and again this week, PSMC mentioned that the production of two wheelers (Motorcycles) will remain operational. This time, Pak Suzuki have announced that their vehicle production plant will remain closed for another week, starting from Jan 16, 2023 to Jan 20, 2023. However, letter does not mention anything about the resumption of production afterwards. Jan 21 & 22, 2023 are weekend days, so if Pak Suzuki (PSMC) decides to resume the production, it will be on Jan 23, 2023. The reason mentioned by PSMC for this closure is […]

Pak Suzuki plant closure continues

Pak Suzuki had earlier announced that they are facing the inventory issues in Pakistan in their cars and bike manufacturing plants and government had restrictions imposed on inventory import directly or indirectly. As Pak Suzuki was not being able to open the Letter of Credit (LC) to import the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits of cars, which they produce. So they had announced to keep the Pak Suzuki Vehicles and Bikes plants closed from 2 Jan, 2023 to 6 Jan, 2023. And then it had to open back on Jan 9, 2023 after weekend on Monday. However, Pak Suzuki have extended this closure. Pak Suzuki vehicles Manufacturing plant will now keep close for one more week officially until Jan 13, […]

MG Motors now have local production license in Pakistan

MG Motors have been in Pakistan for quite some time now. They had introduced many products in Pakistan which included, MG HS, MG ZS EV and MG HS PHEV etc. However, MG was importing and selling the completely built units (CBU) of these vehicles mentioned above, instead of importing the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits and manufacturing here in Pakistan. Though MG had set up a manufacturing plant in Pakistan but it had not been able to get approval and local manufacturing license due to some issues with the plant’s completeness. However, MG have worked on it and all issues have been resolved back in November 2022. So, now MG have a local production license and have already started taking […]

Pak Suzuki announces plant closure days amid import restrictions

As we know the economy of Pakistan is under great stress due to shortage of US Dollars in reserves. Same is the reason government is involved in kind of rationing of dollars. They are taking all kinds of drastic steps to overcome or at least slow down the outflow of dollars from Pakistan. This includes epic import restrictions and the things which are allowed to be imported are taxed heavily. Due to the same import restrictions the vehicle manufacturers of Pakistan are facing hard time in importing (Completely Knocked Down) CKD car kits, to be exact due to inability to open Letter of Credit (LC) with banks. So due to inability to import CKD kits and the shortage of same […]