Federal and Provincial authorities have been directed by Prime Minister Imran Khan to ensure cooperation and take effective steps to prevent floods in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
The PM Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam earlier briefed the meeting on the electric vehicle policy. He said that the major cause of environmental pollution is smoke emitting vehicles, specifically in Punjab.
He said that electric vehicles will not just reduce environmental pollution but also reduce oil imports and enhance business opportunities in the country.
He said, “Pakistan will upgrade about 30 per cent of its road vehicles to electric vehicles by 2030.”
The advisor said that Pakistan should follow the world, which is moving towards electric cars. He said, “The technology will help cut the demand for oil and we could save about Rs2 billion annually. In addition, pollution will reduce by up to 70 per cent.”
Also, the meeting was briefed to control smog in the province. In this regard, Punjab Green Development Programme is now operational. All over the province 10 smog monitoring centres have been established and smog working groups will create awareness among people in this regard.
The advisor also stated, “Various proposals were under consideration to gather financial resources of the project which include Green Sukuk, Forest Bonds and the establishment of Green Fund, a Chinese cooperation project.”