Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a proposal for establishing a Drone Regulatory Authority in Pakistan, said Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday

The decision was taken at a high-level briefing in Islamabad today by Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain to Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding formulation of drone policy, according to Radio Pakistan.

Drone technology is currently being in Pakistan used for agriculture, urban planning, and security purposes.

The Prime Minister gave directions to set up a committee to devise a legislative and regulatory authority in this regard. The committee will submit a draft of the Drone Regulatory Authority Act to the Prime Minister within a month.

Currently, India is also working on a drone regulatory framework which will be applicable for drones flying 1000 feet above ground. Meanwhile, the European Union will enforce regulations for unmanned aircraft, and drones from January 1, 2021.

The European Union’s policy will “help streamline drone safety and airspace integration across the continent, as flights become more regulated. With more harmonized regulations, we expect companies to take further opportunities in scaling up operations by expanding into other EU countries and building out their drone fleets,” according to Geospatial World.

Such results can also be expected in Pakistan once the authority is formally established.


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