PM for ef ective coordination with provinces to counter climate change
Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasirul Mulk Wednesday called for effective coordination between the federal and provincial governments for protection and conservation of the natural environment and to counter the adverse impact of climate change.
The prime minister during a briefing on the functions and performance of the Ministry of Climate Change here was informed that 26.77 million saplings have so far been planted under the “Green Pakistan Programme” against the target of 100 million, targeted over a period of five years.
The Secretary of Climate Change Division informed the prime minister on the mandate, functions and performance of the ministry. He was informed that Pakistan was signatory to 14 international treaties, conventions and protocols related to environmental protection and climate change.
Nasirul Mulk was informed that Pakistan was one of the most vulnerable countries, owing to adverse impact of climate change. The Secretary said the Climate Change Division was implementing six ongoing development projects for which an amount of more than Rs 800 million has been allocated for the current financial year.
The prime minister was further informed that for mitigating the impact of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF), around 250 small structures, 50 weather stations and 408 river discharge
sensors would be set up in the areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
The briefing was attended by Federal Minister for Climate Change Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh, Secretary to Prime Minister, Secretary, Climate Change Division, Additional Secretary to Prime Minister and other senior officials of Climate Change Division. APP