The Ministry of Industries and Production has been asked to provide a thorough report on the matter after the Federal Ombudsman took note of reports and a sizable number of complaints against the repeated price increases for locally produced vehicles.
The Ombudsman stated that it constitutes bad administration when automakers unilaterally raise vehicle pricing without any kind of oversight system. The Ombudsman has requested information from the Ministry of Industries and Production to determine whether automakers were overcharging customers who had initially paid the required price when they delivered vehicles.
The Ombudsman added that it was obvious that the Ministry of Industries and Production was in charge of overseeing and controlling prices.
When questioned about this, the Engineering Development Board (EDB) stated that it has no system in place to monitor or control the cost of cars.
In the public interest, the Federal Ombudsman has consequently requested that the Ministry of Industries and Production & EDB submit a thorough report on the situation within a fortnight.
It is important to note that practically all regional auto manufacturers have recently hiked vehicle prices more than once.