Pakistan will become the first country in South Asia to introduce electric buses
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, has revealed that Pakistan will become the first country of South Asia which would introduce battery-powered electric buses.
Fawad Chaudhry, in his Twitter message, said that the budget of science and technology has increased up to 600 per cent in the current year. The minister added that he would make efforts to hike the budget to 1000 per cent next year.
[image: battery-powered bus]
He credited Prime Minister Imran Khan for his special attention in the sci-tech sector, saying that the government has brought back the country to research and development with the support of the premier.
Chaudhry said that ministerial commissions are being established with Russia and the government is now focused on the European Union (EU) and United States (US).
اس سال سائنس اور ٹیکنالوجی کے بجٹ میں چھ سو گنا اضافہ ہوا وزیر اعظم کی بھرپور سپورٹ سے ہم پاکستان کو ریسرچ اور ٹیکنالوجی کی دینا میں واپس لائےہیں اگلے سال بجٹ میں ہزار گنا اضافے کی کوشش کروں گا۔ چین کے بعد روس سے وزارتی کمیشن قائم ہو رہے ہیں اب توجہ یورپی یونین اور امریکہ پر ہے 4,115 link 10:27 AM - Nov 30, 2019 link
“It is our failure for not manufacturing engines, but we will make up solar panels and lithium batteries in the next three years. The energy system of the country will be completely changed.”
He further announced that Jhelum biotech park will become the largest herbal medicine park of South Asia, whereas, Pakistan will be the first country which would manufacture battery-powered [electric] buses in the region.