Pakistan will launch the country’s first ever wind energy project in Pasni, in the Makran Coastal area of Balochistan province in collaboration with a United Nations organisation.

“Wind mapping exercises at Pasni will start from the first week of October to attract foreign investment in the country,” informed sources told reporters. They said the exercise was of international standards and involved reputed national and international scientists.

It is being undertaken with the aim of promoting the commercialisation of wind energy in Pakistan through the establishment and demonstration the commercial viability of harnessing wind energy in remote areas.

Senior Portfolio Manager United Nations Offices for Project Support Services (UNOPS), Andrew Robertson and Chief Technical Advisor Dr Asif Qayyum Qureshi have discussed the wind energy projects in Pakistan with senior government officials in Islamabad.