India, March 26 -- Some of the world's largest automotive markets have taken a massive beating since the coronavirus pandemic reared its ugly head around the world. Sales in China fell to record lows in February and March has seen production facilities in many countries in Europe and India being temporarily suspended. In the US, manufacturers like Ford and GM have turned to the prospect of making masks and ventilators. While the forecast for 2020 remains extremely gloomy for the automotive market at large, Pakistan's auto sector could be at the receiving end of an even more painful blow.

There have been over 1,000 positive cases of coronavirus in Pakistan, according to the country's media outlets. Several provinces have ordered lock down...