He said Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, who used to be the minister for water and power, praised the project and directed a subcommittee of
the Cabinet to study its feasibility. The prime minister's spokesman could not be reached for comment. Shaukat Pervez, chairman of the Pakistan
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, praised Ahmed and said "this is a feasible project." His counterpart at the Pakistan Science
Foundation, also a government body, hailed the engineer's work as "an extraordinary breakthrough" and said it would be examined carefully. Other
scientists were distinctly less impressed with Ahmed's invention. "In a few short days, he has exposed just how far Pakistan has fallen into the pit
of ignorance and self-delusion," prominent Pakistani physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy wrote in an op-ed in The Express Tribune newspaper on Friday. "No
practical joker could have demonstrated more dramatically the true nature of our country's political leaders, popular TV anchors and famed
ISLAMABAD: In a nation thirsting for energy, he loomed like a messiah: a small-town engineer who claimed he could run a car on water. The
assertion - based on the premise that he had discovered a way to easily split the oxygen and hydrogen atoms in water molecules with almost no energy -
would, if proven, represent a stunning breakthrough for physics and a near-magical solution to Pakistan's desperate power crisis. ''By the grace of
Allah, I have managed to make a formula that converts less voltage into more energy,'' the professed inventor, Agha Waqar Ahmad, said in a telephone
interview. ''This invention will solve our country's energy crisis and provide jobs to hundreds of thousands of people.''
I remember reading in an old Nexus or New Dawn magazine years ago about a bloke here in Australia who had apparently invented a car to run on water -
complete with schematics and all.
I note that ATS has a thread here
for producing hydrogen from home and one
about another inventor of a "water car" found dead under mysterious
Could this chap be onto something? Some high-profile individuals in his country think so.
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