Ghandhara Industries Limited

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Ghandhara Industries Limited
Company typeJoint venture
HeadquartersKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Key people
Ahmad Kuli Khan Khattak (CEO)
ParentBibojee Group
WebsiteGhandara Industries
Official website

Ghandhara Industries Limited (GIL) (Urdu: گندھارا انڈسٹریز لمیٹڈ), formerly known as National Motors Limited, is a Pakistani truck and bus manufacturer based in Karachi, Pakistan.[1] It is the authorized assembler and manufacturer of Isuzu vehicles in Pakistan.[2]

The major business activities of the company are progressive manufacturing, assembling and marketing Isuzu trucks and buses at its plant in S.I.T.E., Karachi.[3]


The company was established in Karachi by the General Motors Overseas Distribution in 1953.

In February 1963, the company was acquired by Habibullah Khan Khattak who renamed it Ghandhara Industries Limited.[1]

In 1972, the government nationalized Ghandhara Industries and renamed it National Motors Limited. The company's franchises Bedford Vehicles and Toyota produced buses and cars.[4]

In 1984, the Toyota franchise was transferred to Toyota Indus.[4]

In 1992, Bibojee Services acquired National Motors Limited.[4] The Bibojee companies are owned by the heirs of Habibullah Khan Khattak.

In 1999, the company renamed to its original name.[4]

In 2017, Ghandhara Industries made it to 'Forbes Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion list of companies.[5][1]


(Double Cab/Pickup Truck)

2019 Isuzu D-Max Hi-Lander (double cab)

N series/Isuzu Elf trucks[edit]

Isuzu Elf Delivery Truck
  • Isuzu NHR55[3]
  • Isuzu NKR55
  • Isuzu NPR66
  • Isuzu NPS71[3]

F series/Isuzu Forward trucks and prime movers[edit]

Fifth Generation Forward with Tadano Crane
  • Isuzu FTR33
  • Isuzu FVR34/90
  • Isuzu FVZ[3]
  • Isuzu FVZ340 HD
  • Isuzu FTS33H[3]

C series/Isuzu Giga trucks and prime movers[edit]

  • Isuzu CYZ


  • NKR55 Microbus[3]
  • NPR66 Minicoach
  • MT133/MT134 (Passenger Bus)[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Profile of Ghandhara Industries on business website Published 18 July 2018, Retrieved 5 May 2019
  2. ^ Ghadhara Industries' Jan-Mar profit up 20% The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 29 April 2017, Retrieved 5 May 2019
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Profile and stock quote of Ghandhara Industries on Financial Times (UK business newspaper) Retrieved 5 May 2019
  4. ^ a b c d, Interactive Media Pakistan-. "Welcome".
  5. ^ 5 Pakistani companies make it to Forbes Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion list (includes Ghandhara Industries) The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 31 July 2017, Retrieved 5 May 2019
  6. ^ Ghandhara launches Isuzu pickup The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 21 February 2019, Retrieved 5 May 2019
  7. ^ Ghandhara Industries to Launch Isuzu D-MAX in Pakistan website, Retrieved 5 May 2019

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