In a historic first, Pakistan to host World Environment Day

Staff Reporter

Pakistan, in acknowledgment to its leading role in ecological conservation, has been mandated to host World Environment Day to be held on June 5 in the federal capital.

The country received this honor after the international community acknowledges its leading role in the conservation of the environment despite a developing country.

In a joint press conference, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam flanked by Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen on Monday announced the event would be hosted to raise awareness at the global and local level to protect ecosystems and biodiversity.