BikeIndia reports Yamaha’s new venture into Pakistan which sees an invest of Rs. 727 crores. The two wheeler giant will be setting up a motorcycle manufacturing facility in Pakistan which will be located at the National Industrial Park in Bin Qasim, near Karachi. The plant is expected to be up and running by mid-2011. Yamaha plans to assemble around 22000 units at its new plant by 2012, following which it will start using locally sourced components to start manufacturing bikes in that country. The company also intends to make Pakistan a base for exports to neighboring Asian and African countries in the coming future. Come 2017, Yamaha will also start production of motorcycle engines in the country.