Govt to set up 24 electric vehicle charging stations across country, says Omar Ayub

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan on Wednesday said that the government is taking steps to control environmental pollution and that 24 electric vehicle charging stations will soon be set up in the country.

He said the government is taking various initiatives for development in the energy sector.

Addressing the launching ceremony of Pakistan State Oil’s (PSO) first electric charging station on Wednesday, the minister said that it is an important step towards a cleaner and greener Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar said that the inauguration of a charging station in Islamabad will help encourage electric vehicles as future transportation in the country.

The special assistant said that the electric vehicles will also help the prime minister’s campaign of a clean and green Pakistan.

Sharing his views, PSO Managing Director (MD) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Syed Muhammad Taha said; “This is yet another step as part of PSO’s ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship. Under the guidance and support of the government, we will continue to drive the future of e-mobility in Pakistan by installing more electric vehicle chargers at various highways and in major cities across the country.”

He said that PSO is investing in cleaner energy solutions to reduce the carbon footprint and build a better environment for future generations. “As we lead the sustainable energy revolution, our next step is the introduction of euro-5 standard fuels at PSO retail outlets,” he said.

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