Mahathir Mohamad gifts Proton car to PM Imran

Web Desk
March 23,2019

Malaysia has announced to set up a Proton car manufacturing unit in Pakistan, which will start production in Jue next year. He also presented a gift of Proton car to Prime Minister Imran Khan on this occasion.

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Highlights

  • Malaysia has announced to set up a Proton car manufacturing unit in Karachi
  • Six Memorandums of Understanding signed
  • Mahathir Mohammad will be the chief guest at the Pakistan Day parade

ISLAMABAD: As Malaysia has announced to set up a car manufacturing unit in Pakistan, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad gifted a Proton car to Imran Khan on Friday.

Malaysia has announced to set up a Proton car manufacturing unit in Pakistan, which will start production in Jue next year. He also presented a gift of Proton car to Prime Minister Imran Khan on this occasion.

It will be a joint venture between the Malaysian carmaker and its local partner Alhaj Automotive. This would be the company’s first assembly plant set up in any South Asian country.

On this occasion, Pakistani and Malaysian firms signed six Memorandums of Understanding for joint venture in IT, Telecommunication and car manufacturing.

The Malaysian-based corporation, Proton was established in 1983 and has so far sold three million cars. Proton cars are sold in more than 25 countries, including Britain, Singapore and Australia.

Dr Mahathir Mohammad was accorded a red carpet welcome as he arrived on a three-day official visit to Pakistan on Thursday evening.

He will be the chief guest at the Pakistan Day parade today (March 23). Mahathir was accompanied by a high-level delegation, including several leading businessmen.


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