Pakistan expects support from China in EVs & batteries sectors

ISLAMABAD: The Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Telecom on Wednesday afternoon told Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Jiang Zaidong that Pakistan was looking forward for support from China in the emerging sectors of electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries.
In a meeting with the Chinese envoy here, Dr Umar Saif maintained that the Pakistani authorities in Pakistan were optimistic for greater help from China in the EVs and batteries sectors.
In a post on social media platform X, Umar Saif expressed his delight about the meeting, describing it as “wonderful.” During their discussions, they explored how Pakistan could harness Chinese technology to advance in the fields of EVs, batteries, chip manufacturing, and telecom infrastructure.
They also deliberated on ways for Pakistani IT companies and startups to tap into the extensive Chinese market and collaborate with renowned institutions such as Tsinghua University.
Pakistan is actively seeking a partnership with China in the realms of IT and telecom infrastructure, the minister told the Ambassador.
The minister highlighted the potential for Pakistan-China cooperation in EV production, emphasizing that this collaboration could be a significant milestone. Pakistan is also working on domestically producing mobile phone batteries with Chinese assistance, and it offers a conducive environment for manufacturing microchips and telecom products, he mentioned.
On the occasion, the Chinese envoy reassured the minister of their commitment to providing all possible cooperation in the IT and telecommunication sectors. –Agencies