All Pakistan Motor Dealers Association (APMDA) in a budget proposal for the year 2020-21, has demanded that the government should allow the import of 660cc used cars which are low in cost and high in fuel efficiency.
These cars will mostly be in use of the middle class since hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis in the country and abroad have lost their means of livelihood, APMDA said. In a letter sent to Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar, the association requested to allow local dealers for commercial imports of used cars on the pattern allowed to local assemblers. According to APMDA Chairman H.M Shahzad:
“Our demands are not for framing new policy but to make changes in the existing one.”
Furthermore the used car importers are seeking clearance of more than 7,000 cars held up at Karachi port that were imported in violation of the procedures. Chairman APMDA while talking to Dawn said that the government should consider the clearance of these cars “to support overseas Pakistanis.”
In a separate letter written to Finance Adviser Dr Hafeez Shaikh, the association has demanded that the enforcement of SRO-52 must be stopped immediately and the previous procedure for the clearance of imported cars under the gift scheme should be restored.