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July 3, 2015

Climate Change Ministry constitutes think tank

Islamabad

 
July 3, 2015

Islamabad: The Ministry of Climate Change has constituted a high-level 27-member think-tank of experts, which will support the ministry time to time in taking better and informed decisions in various areas of climate change and allied issues.
According to the notification, the think-tank, called Consultative Group on Climate Change, has been formed on the directives of the Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan and the director-general of the ministry will lead it as secretary (ex-officio).
The think-tank comprises members of national and provincial assemblies, senators, renowned scientists, researchers, climatologists, glaciologists, weather scientists, agriculturists and academicians from government and non-governmental sectors.
Among others the members included Senator Dr. Ayesha Raza Farooq, MNA Maryam Aurengzeb, MNA Romina Khurshid Alam, MPA Punjab Assembly Syed Uzma Qadri, MPA Balochistan Assembly Raheela Durrani, Director-General of Pakistan Meteorological Department Dr. Ghulam Rasul, Special Advisor to the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organisation’s Secretary-General Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry, former head of the Global Change Impact Study Centre (GCISC) Dr. Arshad M. Khan, former chairman of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources Dr. Muhammad Akram, Dr. Ghulam Raza Bhatti of the Higher Education Commission and Chairman Pakistan Business Council (Dubai) Khawaja Tanvir.

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