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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first ever National Wildlife policy draft has been submitted to cabinet for approval, said Adviser to Prime Minister on climate change, Malik Amin Aslam.
He said this in a meeting of Climate Change Caucus held here at Parliament House.
The meeting was chaired by Chairperson of the Committee Senator Sherry Rahman and attended by other members including leader of the House in the Senate Shibli Faraz, Senator Faisal Javed, Senator Sitara Ayaz, Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar, Senator Dr. Jahanzeb Janaldini, Senator Muhammad Akram and Senator Nuzhat Sadia.
According to the advisor, government was dedicated to work on the climate change issues. He said “In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, we successfully carried Billion Tree Tsunami project,” adding that it will be replicated on national level.
Chairperson Sherry Rahman said that Pakistan is a victim of climate change, adding that Climate Caucus would make efforts to formulate suggestions and recommendations on climate change issues to the ministry.
The Chairperson said that the Caucus will also discuss climate change issues with other national and international organizations.
The senators expressed concerns over the drought and water scarcity issues in Balochistan.
The meeting was also informed that the ministry would soon initiate a new project under Green Climate Fund.
Leader of the House in the Senate Shibli Faraz said “We need to change ways of irrigation in the country to compete issues like drought.”