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PM Imran Khan approves National Climate Change and Wildlife Policy 2021

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has accorded in-principle approval for the National Climate Change Policy 2021 and the National Wildlife Policy 2021.

While chairing the third meeting of the PM’s Committee on Climate Change in Islamabad on Wednesday, the prime minister also approved the establishment of the Wildlife Information Center at Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo.

The prime minister also directed the establishment of a think-tank to coordinate efforts between various ministries and to devise out-of-the-box solutions for climate change mitigation.

Imran Khan directed the Ministry of Climate Change to review targets and formulate new goals aiming at fast-tracking the steps required to preserve the natural environment. He emphasized that the preservation of Pakistan’s National Parks is paramount and we should induct trained manpower and utilize modern technology.

He directed that a special zone in Margalla Hills be declared as a leopard preservation zone. He also approved the establishment of Wildlife Information Center at Islamabad's Marghazar Zoo.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan established its credibility as a Green Champion due to flagship ten billion tree program.

Imran Khan said it was our government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which undertook the initiative of one billion tree tsunami and now the whole world is following our footsteps. He said the international community is acknowledging Pakistan's realistic and tangible steps to mitigate impacts of climate change.

He said the world must help developing countries to deal with the problem.

The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Climate Change to review targets and formulate new goals aiming at fast tracking the steps required to preserve natural environment.

He emphasized that preservation of Pakistan's National Parks is of paramount importance.