KP govt, PRC join hands to address climate change

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Pakistan Red Crescent Society have agreed to work together in the tribal districts for addressing the effects of climate change.

An inaugural meeting on ‘Climate Advocacy and Coordination for Resilient Action Project’ was held in Jamrud district which was attended by Provincial Minister for Forests, Environment and Wildlife Syed Muhammad Ishtiaq Urmar Syed Muhammad Ishtiaq Urmar, former federal minister Pir Noorul Haq Qadri, PTI leader Haji Amir Muhammad Khan Afridi, Chairman Red Crescent Tribal Districts Asif Khan Mehsud, Additional Deputy Commissioner Finance Haseeb-ur-Rehman and other officials.

Addressing the function, the provincial minister said that more than 60 people had been arrested in the province for setting fire in forests. He said that the provincial government would fully support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in planting trees and tackling climate change. The minister said that Pakistan was among the top ten countries most vulnerable to climate change.

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