Effective implementation of energy conservation measures can assist in mitigating energy woes of the country, remarked Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz.
Chairing a meeting of stakeholders from the electrical appliances segment on Wednesday, the minister highlighted that Pakistan was wasting valuable energy resources by using substandard products, which resulted in higher expenses for consumers.
“Such products have a deleterious impact on the country’s economy,” he said. “All appliances, especially fans, electric motors and geysers, must meet minimum requirements of energy efficiency.” During the dialogue, the progress on decisions taken in earlier meetings was also reviewed.
In addition, different proposals and measures were discussed to ensure the production of energy-efficient appliances in the country.
The minister stressed the need for the public and private sectors to join hands in a bid to accomplish the important task, citing that it would be impossible to implement the relevant policy without cooperation from the manufacturers. Representatives of the private sector assured Faraz of full cooperation from their side.