Adopting environment-friendly lifestyle stressed

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Azad Jammu Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan Saturday said that adopting an environment-friendly lifestyle was the most effective way to tackle critical challenges of our times including climate change, flooding and earthquake.

In a statement issued here, Sardar Ilyas said that in order to reduce climatic consequences there was a dire need to adopt a sustainable environment-friendly lifestyle besides protecting water resources and soil fertility.

In Azad Kashmir, he said, constructions in violation of building codes will not be allowed under any circumstances. The government was examining the factors affecting the natural environment and a comprehensive policy would be made in this regard, he added. The AJK PM said that it was imperative to eliminate environmental pollution and create awareness to protect the natural environment.—INP

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