The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Wednesday approved the National Climate Change Policy 2021 and National Wildlife Policy 2021 to better deal with environmental issues.
Chairing the 3rd meeting of the Committee on Climate Change in Islamabad, Imran Khan has directed establishment of a think tank to coordinate efforts between various ministries and to devise out of box solutions for climate change mitigation.
The Prime Minister has directed that a special zone in Margalla Hills be declared as a leopard preservation zone. He also approved the establishment of Wildlife Information Center at Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo.
On the occasion, PM Imran Khan has said that Pakistan established its credibility as a Green Champion due to flagship ten billion tree program. He said 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.
The Premier further stated that the international community is acknowledging Pakistan’s realistic and tangible steps to mitigate impacts of climate change. He said the world must help developing countries to deal with the problem.
PM Khan also directed the Ministry of Climate Change to review targets and formulate new goals aiming at fast tracking the steps required to preserve natural environment.