The first electric bus service in Pakistan was launched in Karachi on Friday by Sindh Minister of Information and Transport Sharjeel Inam Memon. He was also accompanied by local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, and Labor Minister Saeed Ghani. The provincial ministers reportedly rode in an electric bus while inspecting the amenities provided by the Electric Vehicle (EV) Peoples Bus Service. According to the minister, the bus service will start its journey at Tank Chowk near Jinnah Avenue and travel via the airport, Sharea Faisal, FTC, Korangi Road, and Khayaban-i Ittehad before arriving at the clock tower at Seaview.
Memon announced to the media that the first-ever electric bus service in Pakistan had begun on Friday in Karachi. He emphasized that because the service's buses ran on electricity, they were environmentally beneficial. He claimed that these European-standard buses, which can go 24 kilometers on a single charge, would not emit any pollutants. In addition to lessening city pollution, he continued, the new bus service would offer the best travel amenities to the people at affordable fares. He claimed that there was no such bus facility in Karachi for travelers heading to the Jinnah International Airport. He claimed that many hired cab services or private cars, paying up to Rs. 1,500 for the private service. However, he added, "Citizens can now travel to the airport for just Rs50 in the EV bus service.