Islamabad to become first Pakistani city to have electric transport system
Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has said that federal capital will be the first city to have environment-friendly electric transport by December this year.
After the signing ceremony of a strategic alliance agreement between govt and German company, in an interview to a private news channel, he said that under the new MoU, the German company will invest in three phases; installations of its manufacturing plants, bus operations and technology transfer to Pakistan.
He said the introduction of electric vehicular technology will expedite work on the government’s policy to check environmental pollution.
The Science Minister added after introducing an electric vehicle charging station in Islamabad, the govt had decided to install EV charging stations on motorways across the country in the next six months in the next six months.
The Federal Minister added introduction of electric vehicles will help in flourishing an eco-friendly system and mitigate the effects of global warming.
He vowed government is giving special emphasis to the science and technology, education and future technologies to unleash the potential of the youth.
He further stated that the government was also making serious efforts to ameliorate the energy sector of Pakistan.