PM Imran Khan launches country’s first electric bike

PM Imran Khan launched country’s first-ever environment friendly electric bike in Islamabad on Thursday (today).

Addressing the ceremony, PM Imran Khan noted that the launch of environment friendly electric bike is part of government’s Clean and Green Initiative aimed at tackling the threat posed by climate change.

He also assured that that auto parts including that of motorcycles and other raw materials are locally manufactured.

PM Imran Khan reiterated that the government is committed to protect the future generations from global warming, encourage wealth creation and enhance tax collection.

The premier highlighted that Pakistan must manufacture electric buses and cars in order to address the issue of pollution in big cities where the pollution level has reached the dangerous levels.

Government’s ‘10 billion tree Tsunami project’ and various master plans for cities will help in tackling climate change, said PM Imran Khan.

Expressing his views on economic development and growth, PM Imran Khan said the local production of products will be ensured in order to bolster our exports to address the issue of balance of payment on permanent basis.

The Prime Minister also apprised that a mineral map is also being prepared which will show how rich the country is rich in natural resources.

The economy is on the upward trajectory and steps are being taken to ensure sustainable growth, said the premier.

Alluding to the government’s austerity drive, Imran Khan said we have significantly reduced the expenditures of PM House and PM Secretariat over the last three years.  He said our aim is to give confidence to the taxpayers that their money will be spent on their welfare, concluded PM Imran Khan.

The ceremony was also attended by Minister for Industries and Production Khusro Bakhtiar who announced that a new auto policy will be presented before the cabinet next month for approval and the new policy will focus on local production of vehicles and make the auto industry export oriented.

Under the electric vehicle policy, three licenses have already been given whilst licenses for seventeen more manufacturers are in the line; and the development of charging infrastructure will also be encouraged which will provide job opportunities to the youth, said the federal minister.

Pakistan has a good motorcycle manufacturing industry and it is eyeing their exports to Afghanistan, Central Asian States and Africa, noted Khusro Bakhtiar.