Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that environment and human life are closely linked to each other. There is a need to control the factors affecting natural environment for improving living standard, he added.
He said that rapid development process has greatly affected natural environment. He said that fast growing population and industrialization have also left their impact on earth. Shehbaz Sharif said that government is fully aware of the threats to food, water and other necessities due to climate change.
He said that protection of natural resources and public awareness can help conserve environment. He said that government has taken a number of measures for protection of environment and implementation of rules and regulations is being ensured in this regard.
The Chief Minister stressed that institutions concerned should keep an eye on the factors affecting environment and take further measures for improvement. He said that there is a need for continuous awareness campaign for highlighting the importance of protection of environment.