Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, has revealed that Pakistan would initiate the indigenous production of solar energy panels within a year and a half.
During an interview with a local media outlet, the minister said:
We will be able to transform free solar power to the batteries. With the rapid technological change, each residential unit will have its separate domestic powerhouse and size of the battery will reduce with its enhanced power.
Meanwhile, one time chargeable 1 million-mile batteries are also being introduced for electric vehicles that would replace the petrol vehicles in the country in the years to come.
The PTI lawmaker added that Prime Minister Imran Khan has also directed the Ministry of Science and Technology to set up 400 science and technology schools all over Pakistan. Initially, 40 of these schools will be established in major cities.
He further said that 66% of Pakistan’s annual health budget is utilized in treating water-borne diseases. In this regard, the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has decided to share its data with the public to allow the construction of new water filtration plants through a data-driven approach.