ISLAMABAD: As Malaysia announced to set up a car manufacturing factory in Pakistan, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad gifted a Proton car to Imran Khan on Friday. The Proton factory in Karachi will be a joint effort 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. 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.