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Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet approves Duty free import of Black Cabs the only purpose built taxi from U.K

May 22, 2006: The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet in its meeting held today considered the request of Prime Transport Limited, which envisages assembly/manufacture of the famous Black Cabs of U.K., in Pakistan and to operate them as Satellite Controlled Taxis Service in all major cities of Pakistan. In order to facilitate commencement of trial runs the ECC graciously allowed duty free import of first batch of 300 vehicles in CBU form duty free.

The company will put its plant at Karachi for local assembly of the vehicles and in due course will start manufacture of the vehicles indigenously. The operations of Satellite Controlled Taxi Service will bring a change in transport culture in Pakistan and ensure safe, dependable, luxurious and economical transport service. It will also open up employment opportunities and the project when completed will provide 45,000 employments.