Pakistan shares the highest burden of vector-borne diseases including Dengue, Malaria, and Chikungunya. These diseases take millions of lives every year taking a huge toll on the country’s healthcare sector and economy. The peak of Dengue and Malaria is during the monsoon period because excessive rains lead to the formation of stagnant water pools which are breeding grounds for mosquitos. The ministry of health has put forward several plans to deal with this health crisis but none of them have succeeded. The recent pandemic shifted the focus of the people and the government from the severity of mosquito-borne diseases but Pakistan needs to be prepared for this year’s spell before it becomes an added liability to the already strained health sector.
Electric Vehicles hold a significant position in the future of sustainable transportation. Companies like Tesla have revolutionized the concept of electric cars and vehicles by making electronically charged vehicles a possibility. Conventional vehicles use fossil fuels to function which creates toxic by-products like CO2 and N2O. EVs use electricity with no toxic by-products. An important advantage of using EVs is that electricity is a renewable source of energy, which means the planet will never run out of them, unlike conventional vehicles that use non-renewable fossil fuels to function. Pakistan introduced its first-ever Electric Vehicle Policy in an effort to encourage EVs in the automotive industry of Pakistan.