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PM Imran launches Pakistan’s first ever locally manufactured electric bike

The launch of the electric motorcycle was a “futuristic step”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday launched Pakistan’s first ever locally manufactured electric motorcycle.

Speaking at a ceremony in Islamabad, the prime minister said the launch of the electric motorcycle was a “futuristic step”, adding that his government’s new electric vehicle policy laid down a plan and defined a direction for the future.

The launch of the electric motorcycle is part of the present government’s five-year Pakistan Electric Vehicles Policy 2020-2025, approved last year. The policy envisages targeting a robust electric vehicle market having a 30 per cent and 90 per cent share in passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks by 2030 and 2040, respectively.

During his speech, the PM stressed the need for long-terming planning and increasing exports, terming it crucial for a country’s progress.

He also announced that the government was preparing master plans for cities.

“Countries that have progressed have had the common trait of thinking about the future,” the premier said, giving the example of China.

China planned for the next 20 years, he said.

“And so, policies have to be devised for the long term,” he emphasised.

The prime minister said if policies in a country kept on changing from election to election, the country would have no roadmap for future development.

Ahmed Mukhtar Naqshbandi

Media person and communication expert for over 25 years. Worked with Dow Jones News, World Bank, CNBC Pakistan, Aaj TV, ARY TV, Abbtakk TV, Business Recorder, Pakistan Observer, Online News Network, TTI Magazine and other local and world Publications.

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