Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said the long-awaited electric cars would be launched in Pakistan by the end of 2021 as part of the Electric Vehicle (EV) policy. He was giving an interview to a private news channel, where he said it would help revive the economy, reduce pollution and create jobs.
The special adviser said that Pakistan had already launched electric motorcycles and rickshaws in an effort to reduce carbon emissions under the “Green Pakistan” campaign.
Amin said he has a vision that electric motorcycles, rickshaws and cars are the future of the country’s transportation system.
Pakistan is on track to combat climate challenges and has taken several measures, including planting 10 billion trees, banning used plastic bags, electric vehicle policy, green buildings, proper waste management, clean drinking water, 15 new national parks, projects related to the melting of glaciers, based on natural segregation and various climatic agricultural projects, he added.
According to him, the government will soon announce the establishment of the national park, where more local communities will be involved in the operation of national parks for the protection of nearby protected areas. This will help generate more revenue.
In addition to promoting ecotourism in the country, Amin said, the project will create new jobs, especially for young people who will work as park managers.
He noted that it was an honor for Pakistan to host World Environment Day and celebrate the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.
He shared the details of the incident and said the prime minister would launch the country’s first report on blue carbon. To date, it has not been implemented and will highlight various measures to address environmental crises.
He said the country would soon have a climate policy in place, starting in eight districts and eventually spreading across the country.
This smart farming project will redesign the modernization of farming methods in a country like Pakistan, where nearly half the population relies on agricultural survival, he added.
In addition to better management of the irrigation system, the program will strengthen the agricultural system along the Indus River and train farmers on agricultural techniques.
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