ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered the establishment of a Drone Regulatory Authority for effective use of remote-controlled surveillance technology in various fields.
The decision was taken at a high-level briefing in Islamabad on Tuesday by Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain to PM Imran regarding the formulation of drone policy. The premier was given a detailed briefing on the peaceful and research-based use of drone technology in various fields.
The prime minister said that drone technology could be used as an effective tool for agriculture, urban planning, security and law and order. He directed to form a committee to devise a legislative and regulatory authority in this regard. The committee will submit the draft Drone Regulatory Authority Act to PM Imran within a month.
Taking to Twitter, Fawad said that the new policy will allow drone production. “Drone manufacturing industry will get a huge boost,” he said. “Import of sophisticated drones will also be allowed.”