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Govt decides to establish Drone Regulatory Authority

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to formulate the first-ever drone policy for the regularisation of unmanned aerial vehicles in the country.

The decision was taken at a high-level briefing by Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain to Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the formulation of drone policy.

The prime minister was given a detailed briefing on the peaceful and research-based use of drone technology in various fields. He also approved to establish the Drone Regulatory Authority for the effective use of remote-control surveillance technology in various fields.

PM Imran Khan said drone technology could be used as an effective tool for agriculture, urban planning, security, law and order.

He directed to set up a committee to devise a legislative and regulatory authority in this regard. The committee will submit the draft Drone Regulatory Authority Act to the prime minister within a month.

Taking to Twitter, Fawad said the prime minister has given go-ahead to formulate the first-ever drone policy of Pakistan which will allow drone production “Drone manufacturing industry will get a huge boost,” he said. “Import of sophisticated drones will also be allowed.”

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