Islamabad, 27 January 2022 (TDI): Munaza Hassan, Chairperson of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change, headed a meeting on Climate Change at the Ministry of Climate Change on 26 January 2022 in Islamabad.

The said meeting was also attended by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam. Additionally, Minister of State, Zartaj Gul Wazir was also present.

Committee Members highlighted pressing matters

The members of the committee underscored certain matters that require immediate attention.

The issue of rapid and uncontrolled urbanization was mentioned. The increasing urban sprawl is alarming, having adverse consequences. Due to this rise, destitution would increase. It will also lead to poorer services, members stated.

The contemporary issue of deteriorating climate was highlighted and stressed greatly. In this regard, the recent unfortunate Murree incident was also raised.

SAPM  Malik Amin Aslam’s briefing

During the meeting, Malik Amin Aslam shared significant information with the attendees. He stated that the present government has strictly instructed the authorities that are concerned that agricultural lands can not be used for urbanization in the future. They must be protected.

Additionally, he shared that the master plans of cities are being revised. The step is being taken for all cities. The last time they were updated was in the 1960s, he added.

Simultaneously other steps are also being taken to counter the issue 

Malik Amin Aslam took to his official Twitter account to announce the other steps that are being taken these days to counter the issues of climate.

He stated that currently, Pakistan is all set to provide technical assistance to Saudi Arabia in the green initiative. The two nations have agreed to collaborate to boost the green economy.

Furthermore, on Wednesday he announced that Ocean Clean Up is soon coming to Pakistan to address the issue of polluted water. This will be one of the largest cleanup drives in history.