ISLAMABAD: At the 23rd Sustainable Development Conference organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here on Thursday, Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Husain said the government is working to encourage the manufacture of electric vehicles in the region.
He said that the government has three top priorities: agriculture, communications, and electric car production.
He continued that all aspects of the conventional economy have been impacted by electrical technologies, while noting that advanced countries are focusing on developing civil and security innovation.
He claimed that the investment-based health market should be promoted and that private partners should be encouraged to participate because it has immense potential.
Furthermore the Minister claimed that he has been a consistent supporter of privatisation and that he wants the government to commit itself strictly to legislation.
He said we must foster local collaborations with China especially in the manufacture of solar panels and batteries.
The Minister said that at least 40 universities were charged with implementing schools for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in order to synchronise academics with industries.