On Thursday 6th March 2014 Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Shareef inaugurated the “Pakistan Auto Show-PAPS 2014”. The event was organized by Pakistan Assosiation of Automative Parts and Accessories Manufacturers. Pakistan Association of Automative Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) was established in 1988 and was formally recognized by the Government of Pakistan in 1992. The Association represent the autoparts-manufacturing sector with an estimated industrial base of over 2800 units spread all over Pakistan. The Association’s objectives include safe guarding parts manufacturers interest in the National auto policies and providing other membership services which include, directory printings, Research & Development of auto specific data, management of Pakistan Auto Shows on an annual basis, and the participation in international exhibitions It was a three day exhibition in which various types of vehicles, models and auto parts were displayed at Expo Centre Lahore. All kinds of auto-parts from different dealers and auto parts manufacturers companies displayed their products in this exhibition. Almost 150 international and local exhibitors took part in this event. Sellers exhibited their cars, tractors, buses, antiques, motorcycles, heavy bikes, rickshaws etc. as well as service suppliers, toolmakers and machinery makers. Exhibitors from all over the world like Germany, China, UK, Iran, Bangladesh,Japan, Taiwan, India,Malaysia displayed their products. Event was well organized and well managed at Expo Centre Lahore. Brands like Suzuki, Honda, Millat Group of Companies, Toyota and FAW were the major sponsor partners of PAPS 2014.
This mega event has now become the trademark for the Pakistan Association of Automative Parts and Accessories Manufacturers. This event was visited by thousands of local and international visitors and buyers. Visitors came from Belgium, South Africa, China, Saudan, Nigeria, UAE, Sri Lanka, India etc. Expo centre was over crowded with people and they were excited to see the latest auto parts and products. Big companies displayed their newest and hottest auto models and were advertised the show. This was the 10th auto show and the opening and closing time was 2 PM to 8 PM on the first day and remained open from 10 AM to 8 PM on second and third day. The event went successful and it is expected that it will be very helpful in promoting the business activities in related industries and economic growth of Pakistan. The chairman of PAAPAM Usman Malik said that this association always played a vital role in development of country, protection of rights, policy makers of this sector and marketing it to all over the world in this Annual Auto Exhibition. He also stated that in spite of such financial and energy crises, Pakistan Engineering Auto Sector is still existing and provide the best for their country.