One of the key source of pollution are the fossil fuel powered auto mobiles. While around the world people have some form of variety when it comes to switching to electric vehicles, Pakistan has just recently started work to add this option of transport.

Malik Amin Aslam, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change said today that the most awaited electric cars would be launched in Pakistan by end of 2021 under the Electric Vehicle (EV) policy.

Talking to a private news channel, he further added that it would help boost economy, reduce pollution levels and generate employment opportunities in the country.

He also highlighted that in order to reduce carbon emission in line with the government’s Green Pakistan campaign, electric rickshaws and motorcycles have already been introduced. In his opinion the future of Pakistan’s transportation system are ingrained in the electric vehicles.

Highlighting projects that have been initiated to help combat and mitigate the impacts of climate change, the Special Assistant shared that the government has already rolled out; 10 billion trees, ban on single-use plastic bags, policy on electric vehicles, green buildings, proper waste management, clean drinking water, 15 new national parks, projects related to melting glaciers, natural based isolation and various climate smart agriculture projects.

 

He said the government would announce a national park service soon under which more local communities would be involved already running national parks to protect nearby conservation areas. It would help generate more revenue. Besides boosting eco-tourism in the country, Amin Aslam added that the project would create new jobs, mainly for young people who would work as park guards and custodians.

He further shared that it was an honor for Pakistan to host World Environment Day and celebrating the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.

“Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan would set a new example and lead on tackling climatic challenges and environmental crises.”

Sharing details of the upcoming event, he said the Prime Minister would launch the country’s first Blue Carbon Report. It had never been conducted earlier and would highlight various steps to tackle environmental related crises faced by Pakistan.

He said a climate smart agricultural policy would soon also be introduced in the country, initially it would start in eight districts and later on, it would be expanded across the country. This smart agriculture project would modernize agricultural methods for a country like Pakistan of which almost half of the population relied on agriculture to make their living, he added. This programme would strengthen agricultural system along Indus River and train farmers regarding resistive agriculture techniques besides better management of irrigation system.

From : pk.mashable.com

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