Pakistan is concerned about coming generations, PM Khan on World Environment Day

The world has realized that Pakistan is one of the few countries that is worried about coming generations," PM Imran Khan.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan is addressing a ceremony in Islamabad to mark World Environment Day. This year, Pakistan is hosting World Environment Day in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme.

Addressing the ceremony, the premier began by stating that it was an honour for Pakistan to be hosting the event. “The world has realised that Pakistan is one of the few countries that is worried about coming generations.”

The program was also addressed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Yesterday while speaking to United Nations session held virtually ahead of World Environment Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan has Friday said the billion tree program in Pakistan is part of that decade-long UN campaign.

We have planted a billion trees already and now our target is to plant at least 10 billion, said Prime Minister Khan whose theme this year is ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.’

With new national parks designated to restore environmental protection, nine of which have been chalked out so far to protect forests said the Pakistani premier, wildlife protection will also be ensured.

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Prime Minister Khan also talked about expanding areas for mangrove forests saying the due steps are being considered and taken for this end and reached out to the global community to play their respective roles for the environment and ecosystem protection.

Only four people are invited to participate in the conference with Prime Minister Imran Khan chairing the global summit on the environment, which would also be attended by the secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), Pope, and German Chancellor.

Last year, China was picked as the host of the global summit on World Environment Day.

The prime minister during the summit would highlight the Billion Tree Tsunami project, Clean Green Pakistan project, electric vehicle policy, national parks, green jobs, and other climate change initiatives taken by the incumbent government at the conference.