Imran Khan receives Proton X70 as gift from Malaysian counterpart

ANI Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan Dec 17, 2019, 06.30 PM(IST)

File photo: Malaysia's Proton X70 SUV Photograph:( ANI )

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Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Monday received a Proton X70 as a gift from his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

Proton X70, a premium sports vehicle, was handed over to Abdul Razzak Dawood, the commerce adviser of the prime minister, at a ceremony held at the Malaysian High Commission in Islamabad today, Express Tribune reported.

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The Malaysian prime minister had announced the gift to Khan in March during Mohammad's three-day visit to Islamabad as a chief guest on the occasion of Pakistan Day parade.

Malaysia has also announced to set up a Proton car manufacturing unit in Pakistan, which will start production in June next year. It will be a joint venture between the Malaysian carmaker and its local partner Alhaj Automotive. This would be the company's first assembly plant set up in any South Asian country.

The Malaysian-based corporation, Proton was established in 1983 and has so far sold three million cars. Proton cars are sold in more than 25 countries, including Britain, Singapore, and Australia.