ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has elected Saquib H Shirazi, President and CEO Atlas Honda as the new chairman for the year 2022-23 in elections held on 30 September 2022. Mr Sohail Bashir Rana Executive Director, Millat Tractors and Mr MasafumiHarano, Managing Director, Pak Suzuki Motors were elected as Sr Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, along with other members of the executive committee. Mr Saquib H Shirazi, President and CEO, Atlas Honda has been elected as the chairman PAMA for the third time. Mr Shirazi is part of the Atlas Group, a leading player in the automotive sector; with presence in both as OEM and also in Auto Part Making. Atlas is recognised as a leading proponent of localisation in the country. In his acceptance remarks, Saquib Shirazi praised the services of the outgoing chairman, Ahmad Kuli Khan Khattak. He resolved to uphold the interests of all stakeholders that encompass OEMs, part makers, dealers and customers. He thanked the members for reposing confidence in him. Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Waheed Khan, DG PAMA, paid rich tributes to Mr Ahmad Kuli Khan and Mr Saquib Shirazi. He recalled the latter’s previous successful tenures as chairman, adding that Saquib Shirazi was the right person to lead the association in these challenging and testing times. Mr Khan added that the economic situation calls for a knowledgeable and respected personality to take the lead in steering the industry. Close communication, coordination and cooperation between the government and other auto sector stakeholders were need of the hour. The members welcomed the incoming chairman and expressed confidence in his leadership.