Ghandhara Nissan is looking forward to getting permission from Government to resume brownfield project of car production in Pakistan. Board of investment and engineering development board has already given a positive signal in its revival of car production. The company would be able to import for three years the automobile parts at lower custom duty rates if granted permission under brownfield category.
The parts that are produced in the country will be imported at 25% customs duty while those parts which are not available will be imported at the rate of 10%. They will be producing cars and light commercial vehicles.
The company would also be allowed to import parts of trucks, buses and heavy commercial vehicles for three years on the existing custom duty rates of non-localized parts. Although, the company can import both localized and non-localized parts.
The company Ghandhara Nissan was registered on 8 August 1981 as Pvt. Limited Company but later changed to Public limited on 24 March 1992. The car assembly plant started production in Dec 1996 but came to stop after 14 years. The plant is inactive since 2010. Chief executive officer of Ghandhara Nissan, Ahmad Kuli Khan Khattak was keen to revive the company since after the auto policy of 2016 has promised various incentives in term of lower duties on imports.