RAWALPINDI - There is a big scope in transport sector in Pakistan especially in bus and truck manufacturing, TheNation has learnt. It is because that despite recession only transport sector has shown good results in the country and this is an ample proof that this important sector has the ability to expand further. Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) president Syed Asad Haider Mashadi said this while talking to the delegation from Isuzu Motors Japan on Sunday, headed by Executive Director Kenji Iida, which visited RCCI. Syed Asad said that cooperation between Pakistani and Japanese automobile industry needed to enhance and new project of joint ventures should be undertaken. Investors from Japan should get benefit from the growth of transport sector in Pakistan. He said that although Pakistan was passing through bad times, yet it is hoped that this temporary phase would be over and the country would become the hub of business activities. In future the importance of transport sector would become center of focus because Pakistan was located at a point that was the gateway to China, Afghanistan and Central Asia and entire trade would be made through this route. Mashadi was of the view that Isuzu a motor company has been working in Pakistan since long and it knows the demand of Pakistani market. It should manufacture buses and trucks that are suitable for conditions here. On the occasion, Executive Director of Isuzu Motors Japan Kenji Iida said that Pakistan has very good potential in transport sector especially for CNG buses and trucks and major portion of Pakistani automobile market was secured by Japan alone. At the moment Japanese automobile industry not only cater the needs of local market mostly but also supply vehicles to defense and government department also. He said that Isuzu Japan is ready to invest in Pakistan provided that law and order situation gets better here. There is lot of scope for bus manufacturing plant in the country. Isuzu can also help Pakistan in transfer of technology and technical how-know in future, he added. He said that Isuzu is using state of art technology and due to which the company is producing multipurpose reliable vehicles. The two transport giants Isuzu and Hino have joined hands and started a luxury buses manufacturing plant as a joint venture in Japan he apprised the meeting. Japans economy absorbed the shock of current financial crunch and it was not much affected yet that leads to downsizing of staff but we feel that the adverse affects of international crisis is also moving towards us, he added.