Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said on Tuesday that the incumbent government has been taking immediate measures to improve air quality by using best available technologies. He also maintained that the government aims to implement Clean and Green Pakistan and Electric Vehicle projects for better economic results in the future.
Talking to a private news channel, the Adviser said the PTI government has been taking steps to address issues related to water pollution, air and vehicular pollution, industrial pollution, improper waste disposal in cities and towns in the country.
He said the government has already launched the National Clean Green Programme, a time-bound national level strategy to tackle increasing air pollution due to climate change.
Aslam said the government has worked on important projects such as the Billion Tree Tsunami to reduce the risks of increasing environmental and air pollution; however more work is still needed.
“Bad air quality may result in serious health effects, worsening lung and heart diseases, and causing respiratory effects, especially during winter from October to December, when citizens should avoid exposure to dangerous air.”
The federal cabinet has also approved the first-ever national Electric Vehicles policy in a bid to tackle effects of climate change and offer affordable transport which would be a game changer for Pakistan, he mentioned.