Zartaj Gul announces to name Youth Climate Ambassadors PTI govt committed to handling global warming, Rs2b allocated to raise climate awareness

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Zubair Qureshi

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul has announced plan to name Youth Climate Ambassadors in order to tackle challenges related to climate change.
While expressing her views as Chief Guest during Air Tech seminar, organized by Air University here Thursday Zartaj Gul said youth climate ambassadors will be students from different higher educational institutions across the country.
“This will be a good opportunity for our youth to take meaningful action and ensure positive changes, with full support from my Ministry,” she assured.
Vice Chancellor AVM (R) Faaiz Amir, Registrar Mohammad Saleem, senior faculty members and various environmental experts were also present on the occasion.
Minister for Climate Change assured the audience the government was committed to handling challenges of global warming in an effective and efficient manner. She added that Rs 2 billion had already been allocated from national budget to raise awareness under the Clean & Green Pakistan campaign.
Vice Chancellor Faaiz Amir, in his address, stated that Air University used to organize country’s largest technological olympiad on annual basis.
This year, the theme of Airtech is to focus on climate change, he said. He further termed climate change a major global issue which needs urgent attention of every country. “Being a good global citizen, all of us must contribute something positive for the betterment of our planet,” Faaiz Amir emphasized.
During the Airtech seminar, Javeria Nazir, Dr. Imran Khalid, Dr. Mehmood Khwaja, Dr. Asif Javed, Fatima Aneela, Dr. Salman Akbar Malik, Dr. Sarwat Mirza, Muhammad Saqib Sultan, Aneela Khan and other experts also expressed their views.
Later, State Minister Zartaj Gul, along with VC Faaiz Amir, also planted a tree at the Air University lawn. Talking to media, she urged every Pakistani citizen to play due role for the success of tree plantation drive.