Manufacturing vehicles locally, result of good govt policy: President Alvi

APP News Agency

14th Oct, 2021. 10:01 am
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KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that it was a matter of pride that Pakistan was collaborating with Malaysia to produce high quality vehicles in the country, which was a result of the government’s good policies, especially in the automotive sector.

Addressing the Al-Haj Automotive Assembly Plant inauguration ceremony of Proton SAGA, he said manufacturing of the vehicles locally was an encouraging step and it could be possible due to the government’s support for the sector.

President Alvi said that Pakistan was on the path of development, as trade was booming due to peace in the country.

“Our economy has suffered a lot because of terrorism,” he said, adding that Afghanistan needed rebuilding and reconstruction and it would be shortest way for Pakistan to trade with the Central Asian Republics.

Recognising the potential of youth in the country, the president said to harness the potential of the youth, it was necessary for them to adapt to the requirements of the new age.

He said principles were given the highest priority in global relations, adding that by adhering to high moral values and principles, “we could ensure our branding in the world”.

Dr Alvi said that the effective strategy against coronavirus controlled the pandemic, besides providing social protection to the weaker sections of the society. The world appreciated Pakistan’s strategy against the pandemic, he added.

Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi Khair-ul Nazran said that Malaysia and Pakistan have been enjoying cordial and brotherly relations since 1957.

Reaching their 64th anniversary this year, the two countries have been collaborating in various spectrums of the bilateral and multilateral cooperative activities, which not only confine to political and economic spheres, but also on other areas of strategic importance, he added.

Since 1983, Malaysia remains the only developing Muslim country that produces its own national car. “The Proton Saga is a symbol that we are a dignified people,” the counsel general said.

Al Haj FAW Motors CEO Hilal Khan Afridi appreciated the government’s support, as it announced the best policy for promoting the automotive sector.

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