GCU students to get electric bikes at discounted rates.

Islamabad -- A memorandum of understanding was signed here on Thursday for the provision of the electric motorcycles to students and staff members of Government College University Lahore at a discounted price as part of their Green Campus initiative.

GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi and Jolta Electric Chief Executive Officer Mr Usman Sheikh signed the accord at a graceful ceremony at the University's Bukhari Auditorium.

US Consul General Lahore Kathleen Gibilisco was also present on this occasion as a special Guest of Honor and was pleased with the efforts made by the GCU Lahore to encourage environmental awareness and green initiatives in Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said GCU has become the first university in Pakistan to make the campus green by taking steps to reduce carbon emissions. He said they banned plastic bags on campus and are shifting their energy needs on solar.

The Vice-Chancellor added that GCU would provide various facilities to its students including free parking and the installation of chargers on the campus to promote the use of electric bikes.

The US Consul General said climate change is a challenge that requires cooperation and commitment. 'It poses serious risks to families, businesses, and economies,' she added.

Kathleen Gibilisco appreciated the initiative of GCU to encourage its students and staff to use electric vehicles through free parking and on-campus charging. 'We all see an acute need to take action to decrease emissions that contribute to smog. The latest trends show that to mitigate climate change, electric vehicles will become increasingly common, and Pakistan has great potential as a producer...

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