Pakistan to host ‘World Environment Day’ on fifth of next month: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan will host the “World Environment Day” on the fifth of next month and showcase the steps it has taken to deal with the issue of climate change.

Attending a ceremony in connection with Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program in Haripur on Thursday, he said this is also a mark of recognition that Pakistan is amongst the few countries which is taking serious measures to cope with the challenge of global warming.

Imran Khan said Pakistan is unfortunately amongst the ten countries which are most vulnerable to climate change. He said melting of glaciers at a rapid pace pose a challenge to Pakistan.

Imran Khan said our efforts are directed towards providing a better and secured future to our coming generations. He said the government has embarked upon a series of projects including that of Ten Billion Tree Tsunami, national parks’ establishment and restoration of wetlands and wildlife to achieve that objective.  He said these projects will also provide job opportunities to the people and contribute to the promotion of tourism.

He was confident that the very impact of climate change can be reversed provided there is a will.

On the occasion, Special Assistant on Climate Change Amin Aslam apprised the Prime Minister about the progress on various projects.

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