Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman has said that despite having a least part of 01% in global carbon emission, Pakistan has faced widespread destruction in recent flashfloods caused by climate change.
He stated this while talking to the participants of Junior Diplomatic Course from different countries who called on him at Governor House Lahore on Saturday. The delegation comprised under tainting 18 junior diplomats from 12 different countries of Africa, Central Asia, Central America, Europe, and West Africa. The delegation was led by Foreign Service Academy Program Director Irfan Shaukat.
Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that along with resettlement, a major challenge is to bring them out of the psychological effects. Children in flood-affected areas are going through worst trauma, after the floods, he added.
He said that Pakistan is currently facing challenges including rehabilitation of flood victims. The government is making great efforts to meet these challenges. There is a need to further promote cooperation in various fields including exchange of delegations with participating countries, he added. Governor Punjab said that Pakistan has sacred places of many religions including Sikhism and Buddhist monuments and their protection and welfare is the top priority of the government.
He said that there are vast opportunities to promote religious tourism in Pakistan. He informed the participants of the delegation about the history of Governor House. Governor Punjab also answered various questions of the participants regarding the political and administrative affairs of Pakistan.