Aviation Ministry finalizes draft of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Federal Minister for Aviation Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Khan chaired a high-level meeting regarding finalization of draft Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Policy at Aviation Division on Monday. The meeting was attended by participants from various Ministries as well as Provinces.

The minister apprised the participants that in light of manifold increase in the usage of remotely piloted aircraft systems it is high time to formulate a policy to regulate the usage of UAS.

The participants also acknowledged the step taken and shared their valubale suggestion on the subject matter. It was decided that all the concerned stakeholders shall furnish their views / comments on the draft policy within fortnight and follow-up meeting shall be convened after incorporation of comments from all concerned stakeholders in the policy.

The aforesaid meeting was convened in pursuance of draft Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) policy drafted by Aviation Division and circulated to all concerned stakeholders on 3rd September 2020.

The National Policy on UAS is being developed with understanding that UAS activity over the coming years would increase and there is a requirement to regulate UAS ensuring safe and secure usage of UAS in Pakistan.