Government to Establish SEZs to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

It is being planned by the federal government to set up a special economic zone to manufacture electric vehicles. The Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam announced this development.

While addressing a meeting with electric vehicle manufacturers from China in Islamabad, he made this announcement. He also said that the government is seeking help from the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

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The advisor to PM said, “There is plenty of skilled to semi-skilled workforce available in Kamra (Attock), the proposed site for the SEZ.”

He said that the electric vehicles will not just be environment-friendly but it will also reduce the oil import bill of Pakistan.

Presently the electricity production of Pakistan is higher than the demand but the government pays the producers in term of the capacity.

Amin said, “This makes a case for the introduction of electric cars in the transport sector.”

Talks have been initiated between the Ministry of Climate Change and oil companies for electric charging infrastructure installation.

A delegation of automakers comprise of the JW Forland, Foton vehicles, and Daewoo Pakistan met him at the ministry. They were willing to establish an electric bus manufacturing facility in Pakistan.

JW Forland, the General Manager Overseas Gary Gao, said during the meeting, “JW Forland is anxiously waiting for Pakistan’s electric vehicle policy and the company has been encouraged by the new government’s plan to catch up with the pace of the world for moving towards electric vehicles.”

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