Progress made on creating 100,000 green jobs in Pakistan

Staff Reporter

Pakistan has made progress in creating 100,000 green jobs as the World Bank (WB) showed agreement to provide financial aid for the project.

The Ministry of Climate Change has decided to create 0.1 million green jobs in Pakistan by providing opportunities to youth to earn up to Rs800 to Rs1,000 on a daily basis by planting trees in their areas.

A delegation of the World Bank (WB) headed by the country director called on Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam where they held consultations over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plan for creating green jobs.

The World Bank assured the SAPM Malik Amin Aslam to provide financial assistance worth $120 million to Pakistan to initiate the green jobs programme.

During the meeting, Malik Amin Aslam said that PM Imran Khan had vowed to create green jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and the federal government fulfilled its promises.

He said that WB will provide financial assistance to the programme for planting millions of trees across the country.

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