Islamabad police to become first energy-efficient force

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Zubair Qureshi

The Islamabad Capital Territory Police has decided to launch an environment-friendly major energy saving project In view of the current energy crisis in Pakistan and to save energy, the

Managing Director National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Dr. Sardar Moazzam held a meeting with Inspector General of Capital Police, Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan recently to implement the energy efficiency project.

It has been decided during a high-level meeting that all police stations, police lines, safe city, offices and other buildings and equipment of the Islamabad Capital Police will be shifted to green energy that means solar source of energy.

A survey of the project started under the leadership of Director General Planning Policy Innovation Programme, Munir Ahmed and the team also visited various places to assess and evaluate the project and its success.

According to the spokesperson of the Islamabad police, under this project, all devices installed at the police stations, officers will be transferred to the solar system.

The main objective of this project is that Islamabad Capital Police should also play its role in the development of the country, said the spokesperson.

The Islamabad police had earlier decided to reduce the fuel quota of vehicles, which would save about Rs10 million (Dh177,865) per month. The Islamabad Capital Police will play its full role in the development of the country and to “put the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan into practice.”

Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman a day earlier, while addressing the closing ceremony of a workshop in connection with disaster management, global warming and climate threat observed Pakistan was on the frontline of a climate emergency and needed to take urgent measures to tackle global warming and its devastating impact.

Talking about the current climate catastrophe faced by Pakistan, the federal minister stressed “Pakistan is on the frontline of a climate emergency, with floods, landslides, torrential rains, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods events, earthquakes, etc., becoming more frequent.

The participants of the workshop assessed and planned responses against multi-hazard scenarios such as medium level earthquakes, GLOFs, urban flooding, landslides, etc.

 

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