ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the Cabinet on Thursday reiterated the government's commitment to support the Water Fuel Kit Project to tackle energy crisis in country.
The committee strongly encouraged the Water Fuel Kit Project, as the project designer presented a tremendous demonstration of car driving on the Water Fueling system.
The committee members highly appreciated the idea of Engineer Waqar Ahmad of introducing the Water Fueling system for automobiles in the country.
Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah, talking to media persons after having practical demonstration by Engineer Waqar, said that the government would provide full support to the Ministry of Science and Technology in the development of the system.
He asked the ministry and the Pakistan Engineering Council to float the feasibility of the project as soon as possible.
It is pertinent to mention that automobiles can be driven on Water Fueling system instead of consuming petrol or CNG fuels. Sukkur-based Engr Waqar had presented the idea before the Federal Religious Minister, who appreciated it and latter took it to the Cabinet, which made the sub-committee.
In today's demonstration, the Federal Minister himself drove the car running on the water fuel.
Replying to a question, the minister maintained that the engineer would be provided with full security and the idea would also be kept secured.
The minister said that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh had also highly valued the project.
“We own this project, we will provide full support and we are committed to successfully complete the project” said the minister.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali, on the occasion expressed his pleasure and satisfaction over the idea.
He said the idea was a tremendous step towards a counter strategy to the prevailing energy crisis in the country.
“We are making an effort to complete all the remaining works by August 14 this year as we want to gift this project to the nation on Pakistan Day” he said, adding that in next two weeks all the on-ground tests and attached experiments would be completed.
He said that all the stakeholders were taken on board in the briefing and discussion on the project in which officials from Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), NUST, entrepreneurs from automobiles industry of Pakistan and researchers also took part.
It is interesting to note that the Water Fueling system is a very simple in technical nature in which 'hydrogen bonding' present in distilled water would be an acting agent as well as hydrogen gas to run the car engine.
Moreover, the whole system will be considerably cheaper than that of the present fueling system of CNG and petrol etc.
Federal Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani also appreciated the successful demonstration and said that the talented engineer, his idea and properties would be protected and the government would support him.
He hoped that after final launching of the system in the market, Pakistan would be also able to export the technology.
Earlier, a comprehensive session took place in PEC where officials from PEC, NUST, and auto industry, and research scholars held a detailed discussion on the Water Fuel Kit Project, in which they shared their views with the cabinet members and Engr Waqar.
During the meeting Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira asked the participants to be positive towards the innovative idea and to have concrete discussion over the project.
Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi also attended the sub-committee meeting.