Mon. Sep 23rd, 2019

PTI govt set to formulate electric vehicle policy

News Desk

Islamabad: The Electric Vehicle policy will be formed in consultation with the stakeholders and it will be aligned with the current auto policy.

The policy will incorporate global and regional best practices, growth of the EVs and the environmental concerns will be addressed properly’, said the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Commerce, Textile, Industry & Production and Investment Mr.Abdul Razak Dawood.

Earlier, Secretary, Ministry of Industries and Production chaired an inter-ministerial on formulation of a National Electric Vehicles Policy where Ministry of Climate Change and EDB were also present. The Secretary Industries and Production Mr.Aamir Khawaja highlighted the importance of global auto trends where EVs market is growing fast.

He added that Pakistan must pursue an EVs policy that addresses environmental concerns, allows economic adjustments and leads to efficient and competitive EVs market in the country. The Representative of Ministry of Climate Change highlighted the importance of controlling emissions for better environment.

As Ministry of Industries & Production has already formulated and implemented the Auto Development Policy (ADP), 2016-21, the E-vehicle Policy will also be scrutinized and implemented in the broader prospect of auto sector and under the auspices of the already implemented ADP, 2016-21.

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