In Swat, a popular tourist spot in Pakistan, non-custom paid cars are permitted by the government under a specific exemption.
The exemption is applicable to cars registered in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) before its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in 2018. The purpose of the exemption is to promote tourism in the area and facilitate the movement of visitors who own non-custom paid cars.
It’s important to note that the exemption only applies to legally imported FATA-registered cars before the merger with KP province. Non-FATA registered cars without customs clearance are not allowed in Swat and will be seized by the authorities.
Swat is a popular destination known for its stunning landscapes and historical landmarks, attracting both local and international tourists every year. Allowing non-custom paid cars is expected to boost the region’s tourism industry and economy by making travel more convenient for visitors.
However, there are concerns regarding the safety and environmental impact of non-custom paid cars on Swat’s roads. These vehicles are often poorly maintained and emit high levels of pollutants, posing risks to public health and the environment. To address these concerns, the local authorities have promised to implement strict measures to ensure that non-custom paid cars meet safety and environmental standards.