Member of Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) Sohail Bashir Rana has said that Pakistan is going to produce KIA vehicles with the collaboration of Iran.
In an interview with IRNA, he said that Kia is in talks with Pakistani ‘Lucky’ Company to restart manufacturing facility in Pakistan.
He said Kia cars had been assembled by Pakistan in the past but they stopped production because of some problems. Director Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) said Kia has a very big set up in Iran so the Kia plant in Iran will provide components of Kia vehicles to Pakistani plant.
He said that Iran and Pakistan have been collaborating in manufacturing of vehicles mainly the tractors.
Member PAMA said that in past Millat Tractors of Pakistan had collaboration with Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company and Sarzan Motors for making the tractor components.“We are in talks with these companies to restart this facility again, there are some procedural problems like lack of banking channel but I am hopeful that these hurdles would be removed in near future,” he said.
Sohail Bashir Rana added that German Volkswagen and French Renu companies have also shown interest in establishing car manufacturing plants in Pakistan with the collaboration of local companies.—APP