ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (Asia Free Press): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ‘approved’ the National Climate Change Policy 2021 and National Wildlife Policy 2021 to counter environmental issues.
According to a statement issued from his office, Khan approved the policy during the 3rd meeting of the Committee on Climate Change in Islamabad.
The Prime Minister directed the establishment of a think tank to coordinate efforts between various ministries and devise out-of-box solutions for climate change mitigation.
He also directed that a particular zone in Margalla Hills be declared as a leopard preservation zone. He also approved the establishment of the Wildlife Information Center at Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo.
Pakistani premier said that his Country established its credibility as a Green Champion due to its flagship ten billion tree program.
“It was our government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which undertook the initiative of one billion tree tsunami, and now the whole world is following our footsteps,” he said and adding that the international community is acknowledging Pakistan’s realistic and tangible steps to mitigate impacts of climate change.
Earlier During his speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Boris Johnson acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts and said, “I invite everybody to follow the example of Imran Khan of Pakistan who has pledged to plant 10 billion trees.”
Imran khan insisted that the world must help developing countries to deal with the problem.
The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Climate Change to review targets and formulate new goals to fast-track the steps required to preserve the natural environment.
He emphasized that the preservation of Pakistan’s National Parks is of paramount importance.