Pakistan has been elected as the Vice Chair of UN Environment’s Forum of Ministers of Asia Pacific, as Prime Minister’s Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Additional Secretary Babar Hayat Tarar represented Pakistan at the third session of the forum.
Speaking on the occasion, Malik Amin Aslam pointed out the Pakistan’s efforts to tackle the climate change and shed light on the nationwide Clean Green Pakistan movement, launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan, for protection of environment that involves 10 Billion Tree plantation drive, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Total Hygiene and Clean Drinking Water. The UN Environment has also decided in principle to open an office in Pakistan, keeping in view of Pakistan’s consistent demand.
Aslam further said that this is an honor for Pakistan as 41 environment ministers of Asia Pacific, including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand etc have chosen Pakistan to represent them. The Advisor also had a meeting with Mr. Siim Kiisler, President of UN Environment Assembly and Minister for Environment of Estonia on the sidelines of the Forum.
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17 November, 2019