Islamabad (Web Desk) Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said Pakistan would soon announce its drone policy after consultation with all the stakeholders.
Talking to anchorperson Hamid Mir, Fawad said there was a ban on the use of drones in Pakistan and now I have talked to Prime Minister Imran Khan and defence officials in this regard and a national policy on this would be announced soon.
“Initially drones were used for defence purposes but now they are a very important monitoring tool for police and agriculture sector,” said the minister.
یہ دونوں زرعی ڈرونز #MadeInPakistan ہیں،16لیٹر(pesticide)18منٹ تک اسپرے کرنےکی صلاحیت رکھتے ہیں،پہلے پورا کھیت اسپرے کیا جاتا ہے اب سنسرز بتاتے ہیں کہ فصل کےکس حصے کو بیماری ہےاور صرف اس حصے پر اسپرے ہوتی ہے،کھیت کی مکمل مانیٹرنگ کی صلاحیت سےلیس ڈرونز زراعت میں نیا انقلاب ہوں گے pic.twitter.com/hXtA2pyPQB
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 14, 2020
While responding to a question on their use against locusts attack, he said a private company has developed an advanced drone which would be handed over to the National Locust Control Centre in a few days to deal with the crisis.
Fawad said these are very helpful in spraying of pesticides as they only target the affected plants and you don’t need to cover the whole farm thus saving the cost.
The science minister said private Pakistani companies and NRTC [National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation] are doing an exemplary job.