Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul has on Monday said that the government is planning to generate energy from cow dung available at Bhains colony to power buses in Karachi.
The minister said that the amount of diesel and petrol being imported in Pakistan was Euro Five quality — and the amount of sulfur in Euro Five was 5%.
Zartaj Gul said that Punjab had tightened fines to reduce vehicle pollution and cracked down on Iranian smuggled oil to overcome an annual loss of Rs250 billion.
1,100 petrol pumps had been shut down after the operation on Balochistan’s border, and at present, as many as 1,800 petrol pumps are operating illegally across the country, she added.
Earlier, Zartaj Gul had become the target of social media users after she marked General Zia-ul-Haq’s death anniversary as his birthday.
She had said former president Gen Zia-ul-Haq was born on August 17 — when, in fact, he was assassinated on this date.
The anchor and Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab burst into laughter while Latif shook his head. “For God’s sake! Today is August 17. Today’s the day when [Ziaul Haq’s] plane crashed,” Malik reminded Gul.