Ever since the government issued SRO 1067(1)2017, a sort of uproar has been seen in the used local car market.


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According to the new SRO, authorities have done their best to detect those who have been misusing used car import schemes, Baggage, Gift and Transfer of Residence.

However, now a rumor has started to spread on social media claiming that in 2018 the import of used cars will shut down and a ban will be implicated in it. This claim is baseless and is a hoax, there is no such ban to be imposed.

The commerce secretary Younus Dagha, while talking to ET, has said;

“We want to discourage unnecessary imports at this time to curtail the growing trade deficit.”

Pakistanis have imported  56,000 cars in 2015-16 fiscal year and 65,000 in 2016-17, leading to the decision of the government to impose a strict import policy to reduce trade deficit in the current fiscal year which is ending on June 30, 2018.