Fawad Chaudhry—the federal minister for Science and Technology has indicated that Pakistan would be becoming the first country of South Asia which would be launching the battery-powered electric buses, as per the reports of local media.
He tweeted that the budget of the science and technology has surged up to 600percent in the present year. The minister further added that he would be making efforts for increasing the budget to 1000percent next year.
He gave all the credit to the PM Khan for his special consideration towards the industry of science and technology, adding that the government has brought back the nation for the research and development with the aid of the Prime Minister.
He said that the ministerial commissions are being set up with Russia and the government is now aimed for the European Union and the United States.
He wrote that it is their failure for not making engines however they would be manufacturing the solar panels and lithium batteries in the span of the next 3 years. The energy system of the nation would be entirely altered.
He also mentioned that the Jhelum biotech park would become the largest herbal medicine park of South Asia, Pakistan would be the first country which would be making the battery-powered buses in the region.
On the 20th of November, it came that the government had decided to launch electric buses in the country for dealing with the issue of air pollution.
As per the details, the federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the private ride-hailing service for introducing the electric vehicles in Pakistan.
The MoU was inked by Fawad Chaudhry and the CEO of bus hailing service in Islamabad on Tuesday, as per the details of local media.
Under the MoU, the firm would be introducing the electric-battery powered buses also spend 12 billion rupees for expanding its transport bus service in Pakistan.
The meeting of the federal cabinet that was held on the 4th of November, had given approval to the draft policy of the electric motor vehicles.
The cabinet has given approval to the nation’s electric motor vehicle policy. He ordered that the commerce and industry and the production ministries would be giving guidance to the federal government for the policy implementation.