According to an official of the Engineering Development Board (EDB), the WP.29 Regulations have been adopted and the Ministry of Industries and Production (MoIP) and other stakeholders were in talks to implement the international standards.
Earlier, the government had noticed that various models in Pakistan were not at par with international standards mainly due to the absence of regulatory framework in the country.
Three UN agreements, adopted in 1958, 1997 and 1998, provide the legal framework allowing contracting parties (member countries) to attend the WP.29 sessions to establish regulatory instruments concerning motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.
Pakistan Opts International Safety Standards for Automobile Manufacturing : Despite lacking the required facilities, Pakistan has finally adopted the international safety standard regulations to ensure that the vehicles being manufactured/assembled in the country meet the global standard.
“Although the government has entered into the international agreement to ensure the production of international standard vehicles, the implementation of the regulations could be a big challenge for the regulators as well as the manufactures,” said an official on the condition of anonymity.
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