ISLAMABAD: Science & Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday offered support on behalf of his ministry for introduction of electric buses in Karachi.
In a meeting with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Fawad Chaudhry said that his ministry is ready to extend every possible support for introduction of electric buses in the port city.
“The Ministry of Science and Technology is ready to extend every possible support for introducing electric buses in Karachi after Islamabad,” he said, adding that the development of Karachi was the first priority of the PTI government.
The governor agreed on the idea of launching electric buses in Karachi and assured complete cooperation in this regard.
Besides electric buses, the S&T minister also offered support to the Sindh government regarding the waste management issue – a major problem of the provincial capital that had damaged the city.
During his visit to Karachi last week, Fawad Chaudhry vowed to convert Karachi’s public transport into electric buses. Addressing a press conference, the minister had said that efforts were underway to make Islamabad the first-ever city of Pakistan to convert its public transport into electric vehicles in near future.
It is pertinent to mention that Karachi — a city with over 14 million population — has no proper transport system and citizens are forced to travel in old buses.