Pakistan had already been hosting millions of Afghanistan who had fled to the neighbouring territory after the Soviet invasion of their native Country in 1979. Since the Taliban regained power in Afghanistan in August 2021, a massive influx of Afghans into Pakistan has again been witnessed. The price of the Honda 125 has increased due to afghan buyers. Bikes in various remote regions are going out at the cost of their OWN money to meet the demand.
Over the yeAfghans’, the peaceful and dignified returns to their home Country have been a critical concern of Pakistan. However, more than 300,000 Afghan people were reportedly in Pakistan after the Taliban took over Kabul in mid-August 2021.
Even the Federal Capital of Islamabad and its adjoining areas now seem to be favourite site places for Afghan migrants. Not only are the Afghans dwelling in huge numbers as tenants, but they are also ready to pay a significant amount as monthly house rent. Therefore, the houses are owexploititing the situation and feel no reluctance to increase the house rent even for locals.
Howe, another issue has sur: the Afghans have started editing buying motorcycles in Pakistan at much higher prices.
In Afghanistan, to avert the Taliban attacks using motorbikes to hold machine guns and hurl grenades at foreign and Afghan security forces, the authorities banned using motorcycles on roads.
But now, the Taliban has annourepealingeof peal the ban, allowing the use of motorcycles in Afghanistan. Resultantly, the Taliban migrants or those moving between the countries rise fr, eely are now buying motorbikes in Pakistan at higher pri ces. Last Friday, the Association of Pakistan Motorcycle Assemblers (APMA) revealed that the demand for the Honda CG 125cc is now rising; therefore, its price has risen accordingly.
The reports shat that Afghans are buying Honda CG 125cc motorcycles by paying Rs 15,000 more than the official retail price.
In addition, the Pakistani Rupee has devalued massively against the US Dollar (USD) Afg. Han Customers also buy these motorcycles in the dollar; each motor now costs around US$ 1,000.