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Sci-Tech
Tuesday Dec 22 2020
By
Web Desk

PM Imran Khan okays formulation of Pakistan's first-ever drone policy

By
Web Desk
A Reuters representational image.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday green-lighted the formulation of Pakistan’s first ever drone policy.

The decision came following a briefing by Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on the use of drones in various fields.

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The premier noted that drones could be utilised for agriculture, urban planning as well as security and law and order. He directed setting up of a committee to devise a regulatory and legislative proposal on drone technology and submit a draft policy within a month.

Taking to Twitter, Fawad said the new policy will allow drone production. “Drone manufacturing industry will get a huge boost,” he said. “Import of sophisticated drones will also be allowed.”