July 18 - 24, 2005


23 — 26 November 2005
Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan


Pakistan possesses an expanding industrial base with assembly plants for passenger cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. The automotive industry of Pakistan encompasses a range of vehicles bearing numerous internationally recognised brand names. Now with the entrance of newer industry giants, the country promises to be a major prospect for foreign investment.



According to the latest economic survey, there are 32 automobile manufacturing units involved in the assembling & manufacturing business with the support of downstream industry, which comprises approximately 1,000 units of auto parts manufacturers.

Declining interest rates and increased auto-financing through banks, leasing companies and Mudarabas have played a pivotal role to boost up the sales like never before. In turn, financing has helped enhance the overall auto production as it makes up a sizeable part of the total auto sales today.

Pakistan has registered a record 58% growth in auto sector alone, which speaks for the country's tremendous industrial growth and its investment-friendly environment.


Simultaneously, the machine tools and automation sector has acquired a crucial role in the fast-developing economy of the country. Laying the foundation for a significantly greater increase in subsequent years, the manufacturing sector and large-scale manufacturing sector have shown remarkable growth, thus contributing to an overall growth rate of 8.4% in the GDP of Pakistan during 2004-05.

Production of engineering goods and automation products has gained a pivotal value for foreign collaboration in order to move along the fast paced growth in demand to match the countryís industrial development. Textile, plastic & packaging, food processing, agriculture, ceramics, dairy, sugar, auto, cement and steel-making are some of the key sectors that are in continuous need for induction of high-quality and precision engineering products to aid Pakistanís thriving industrial base.

The increased competitiveness of major consumer industries is driving the demand for more sophisticated machines. End users are investing in machine tools that offer increased performance, flexibility and productivity.




Catering to meet the unprecedented expansion in domestic as well as international markets, Auto & Auto Parts Pakistan 2005 brings forth a detailed range of vehicles, parts & components, repair equipment & tools, styling products and accessories.

The show aims at drawing foreign entrepreneurs to meet their Pakistani counterparts at an interactive platform and showcase their engineering achievements. It also offers a unique opportunity to interact directly with a highly targeted and closely focused audience from around the globe.

Auto & Auto Parts Pakistan 2005 will enjoy the benefits of co-locating with another highly targeted event "Machine Tools and Automation Pakistan 2005", also serving as a platform to assist professionals and industry players, presenting one platform for related industries.

Machine Tools & Automation Pakistan 2005 will open doors to a new international vista with the highest trade potential ready to be explored.

Machine Tools & Automation Pakistan 2005 invites the leading players to display their latest in technology, design and innovation at an interactive platform, converging trade buyers, manufacturers, businessmen, agents, distributors, importers and exporters from around the globe.

Together the two shows are set to deliver across the board business platforms that industry members can count on. Exhibitors and relevant trade visitors at the two co-locating exhibitions are set to enjoy greater exposure with enhanced business opportunities, all under one roof.


o Be part of Pakistan's opportunity to showcase the entire spectrum of related products, technology and services under one roof.

o An interactive platform for launching new products to a specifically targeted audience in the Middle East, Central & South Asian markets.

o Secure new industry leads through direct interaction with the top decision makers and procurement experts.

o Assess the market needs and opportunities and place your company in one of the worldís largest trading regions.


Pegasus Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd. is the leading exhibitions and conferences organising company in Pakistan that has created an ideal blend of professionalism, creativity and dynamism within the short span of its existence. Pegasus Consultancy plays its role as a relationship manager by bringing together manufacturers and buyers from all corners of the globe and identifying, targeting and matching their respective needs.

Pegasus Consultancy is actively involved in organising events in Pakistan related to Textile, Garment & Textile Machinery, Defence, Food, Plastic, Printing & Packaging Technology, Fire & Security, Connectivity & IT as well as Automation & Auto Parts sectors.

For further information and details on the show, please visit
www.autopakistan.com, www.machinetoolpakistan.com




MCB has again received the esteemed Euromoney Award for the "Best Bank in Pakistan". It is the only bank to receive the Euromoney Award for Excellence for the fifth time in six years.

The prestigious banking award was conferred on the Bank at a ceremony held in London which was attended by the distinguished bankers representing leading banks and financial institutions of the world. Mr. Mohammad Aftab Manzoor, President and Chief Executive of MCB, received the award.

MCB continues to expand its retail and corporate banking with diversified products and services portfolio. The Bank continuously endeavors to achieve leadership in innovation and customer convenience. Its emphasis has always been on multi delivery channels. Along with its easily accessible branches, the bank provides the largest network of ATMs and the most comprehensive Internet banking solution. The Bank is also the largest issuer of plastic with the largest share in ATM and debit transactions in the country.

The Bank has made strong inroads in the corporate banking arena, having closed some large deals and a number of large transactions including advisory business, besides actively participating in various syndicated arrangements. It has also provided innovative cash management solutions and structured financing activities to a large number of top corporations of the country. In the low interest rate environment of last year, MCB introduced various initiatives to increase its fee-based income and has successfully managed to show growth in its bottom line. It has ended the monopoly of select foreign banks in the areas of hedging and derivative products by offering innovative solutions to the corporate clients. Parallel to the traditional mode of banking, MCB has also been expanding its Islamic Banking operations across the country. MCB has also been active in debt and equity markets, which also contributed a significant share in its profit growth.

The consistency with which the Bank has been receiving international accolades makes MCB truly the Best Bank in Pakistan.