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30% vehicles to be converted to electric cars by 2030: Aslam
May 17, 2019

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam says thirty percent of the vehicle system in the country will be converted to electric cars by the year 2030.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said policy to this effect will be devised within fifteen days under the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Advisor said this step will prove to be helpful in bringing significant reduction in the import of oil. He said the electric vehicles will also improve the environment and help deal with the challenge of smog.

He said the government is focused on making Pakistan an exporter of electric vehicles within the period of five years. He said vehicle examination system is also being introduced in the transport sector to check condition of vehicles.

To a question, Malik Amin Aslam said 10 billion tree tsunami is the project of Pakistan's bright future. He said the project is also receiving appreciation by the world's big institutions.