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December 28, 2018

Need stressed to regulate water use

Islamabad

December 28, 2018

Islamabad : Water shortage causes grave issues like the drought prevailing in Sindh and Balochistan and therefore, we need to regulate water use, said Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Thursday.

"We need to regulate water usage and also adopt cleanliness along with clean water consumption," she told the National Conference on Climate Change organised by Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Bahria University here.

The minister called for the formulation of long-term policies to counter natural disasters and said students should play their due role in saving planet earth. She said all academic institutions of Pakistan must join hands to make Pakistan a progressive country. The minister said through academia and experts, we can get more brains as students are the only segment that is not very much political and criticized.

She said the future of Pakistani children is now in safe hands as they have got a sincere and brave leadership in the country. The minister said as the country was facing natural disasters from several years and acknowledged the commitment of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who understood these issues and already working on it. She admired the efforts of Pakistanis saying the best nation among the world for helping each other in case of any natural disaster whether it is a flood or earthquake.

"People are now understanding climate changes issues being faced by the country that was not taken into consideration by the previous regimes," she said. Zartaj Gul said the present government was committed to bringing change in the behaviour of people through communication in their native languages to address environmental issues. She urged the international community to address these issues on priority as global warming is not the problem of the individual country.

The minister said Pakistan is not in one of those countries that have big contributions in emission but affecting badly.

She said those criticising billion tree tsunami project are now acknowledging the benefits of this drive.

Faculty members, Director General of Bahria University and head of the departments from different universities also participated in the event.

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