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09 Shawwal 1445  

PM assures to implement strategy to increase use of electric vehicles

Proposals are furnished regarding the inclusion of electric buses in public transport

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has assured to implement a comprehensive strategy to increase the use of electric vehicles and construct the related infrastructure across the country.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Friday, he said the government has recently approved a project to generate ten thousand megawatts of electricity from solar. He said this project will not only cut environmental pollution but also ensure electricity generation at reduced rates besides helping save foreign exchange by reducing the import of expensive fuel.

“We are encouraging investment in renewable energy projects to make Pakistan self-reliant in energy,” the premier said.

Proposals were furnished in the meeting regarding the inclusion of electric buses in public transport.

The meeting was informed that the construction of necessary infrastructure for the electric buses and vehicles will help significantly reduce import bill as well as attract foreign investment in the country and generate job opportunities.

The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to furnish a comprehensive plan forthwith in this regard.

He also directed the departments concerned to extend maximum facilitation to the investors in this sector.

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