ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has said that the thirty percent of the vehicle system in the country will be converted to electric cars by the year 2030.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said that the policy will be presented before the next cabinet meeting for approval.
Giving a briefing about the main projects of his ministry, the adviser said Rs7.50 billion have been allocated this year for the 10 billion tree plantation project. He said the total cost of this project will be about Rs425 billion.
He added that the project will also create hundreds of thousands of jobs for the youth and take the country towards a green economy.
According to the adviser, one billion tree Tsunami project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa proved to be a complete success and received worldwide endorsements.
About banning plastic bags in the federal capital, Aslam said that its enforcement campaign will be launched in the next few days to ensure its implementation. “We want to make Pakistan plastic-free,” he said.
The electric vehicles first came into existence in the mid-19th century.
These are powered through a collector system by electricity from off-vehicle sources or may be self-contained with a battery, solar panels or an electric generator to convert fuel to electricity.