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August 12, 2017

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Climate change

Climate change

A workshop titled ‘Climate Change Scenario in Pakistan: Issues and Solutions’ organised by the National Council of Social Welfare was recently held in Islamabad. The participants stated that the government is well aware of the threat posed by climate change and is taking appropriate measures to deal with the challenge. During the workshop, the need for saving the forests for future generations was emphasised. It is heartening to note that the government is taking relevant steps to tackle the situation. It has also launched a new programme called, ‘Green Pakistan’, which aims at the plantation of trees on a large-scale.

According to scientists, if climate change continues at its current pace, deadly heatwave beginning in the next few decades will strike parts of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Key agricultural areas in the Indus and Ganges river basins will be particularly hit hard, reducing crop yields and increasing hunger in some of the world’s most densely populated regions. Therefore it is heartening to note that Pakistan is striving to tackle the threats through comprehensive policies and proper planning.

Khan Faraz (Peshawar)

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