Our Correspondent Faisalabad
State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said on Thursday that 23 national parks had been established in the country in addition to planting one billion trees to overcome the climate change.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Kalash Park near Kamalpur Interchange Sargodha Road Faisalabad, she said that Pakistan was facing worst effects of climate change which was not only increasing temperature but also badly affecting the ecosystem.
She said that Prime Minister took cognizance of the issue in-time and prioritized it by initiating 10 billion tsunami tree programme in the country.
She said that the ’10 Billion Tree Tsunami’ plantation project is continuing successfully across country and it is being acknowledged at international forums.
She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had emerged as global leader on climate change as he had motivated Pakistani as well as international community to plant maximum trees to overcome climate change.
She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had put the country on right track of progress and prosperity and the people would soon reap the fruits of national development.
Zartaj Gul said the government had also introduced E-vehicles to minimize the impact of environmental hazards, whereas barren lands were being under plough under Recharge Pakistan Programme.
Similarly, the district administrations had also been activated to adopt environmental friendly policies and plant maximum trees under clean & green programme, she said.
She said that all brick kilns were being converted to zigzag technology to control environmental pollution, however, public cooperation was imperative to achieve the desired results of this programme.
She said that Imran Khan was the first Prime Minister in the history of Pakistan who took people into confidence through his performance.