China’s model drone technology to be used for development: Officials

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ISLAMABAD, March 15 : China’s model drone technology will be used in Pakistan for commercial, research and development, agricultural and other peaceful purposes, says a report published by Gwadar Pro.

Impressed by the Drone laws in China, Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the establishment of a Civil Drone Authority last Saturday.

The report says, employing drone technology for development and peaceful purposes was the need of the hour in Pakistan.

According to Pakistani officials, Civil Drone Authority will be mandated to regulate and control the unmanned aircraft system in the country.

It will also decide matters related to licensing, importing, manufacturing, examining and issuing of drone permits, the statement showed.

A higher official from Prime Minister’s office said that responsibilities of the authority will include developing standards for manufacturing, operations, training and research and development.

Furthermore, it will also provide technical guidance to the industrial sector to facilitate domestic manufacturing.

“Civil drone authority will also have the power to impose fines and penalties, revoke licences and prosecute,” the statement said.