KARACHI - Federal Minister for Environment Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi has said that the absence of environment-friendly and affordable urban transport system is the root cause of our urban traffic and environmental mess particularly in the mega cities of the country.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Foton CNG buses for the City and Inter-City routes at a local hotel here on Thursday, he said that health of our citizens suffered mostly due to the absence of clean and cheap mass transit system.
He said that government of Pakistan was aware of the problems faced by the commuters particular in the mega cities and was making all-out efforts for the provision of affordable and environment-friendly facilities for the people.
The CEO and Managing Director of Foton Pak, Joseph Verghese, said that the key to Foton's success was quality and dedication towards their products.
"It is a name associated with commitment and perseverance, known worldwide for their traditional quality and excellence of products.
" CNG City and Inter-City buses are both designed and engineered in the USA and custom-made in China according to the specification and requirements provided by the CDGK team.
Verghese presented a miniature model of Foton's CNG bus to Afridi.
The launching ceremony of Foton CNG buses was attended by the renowned dignitaries, businessmen and mediamen.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 20-Feb-2009 here.