Urgent issue: ‘Political parties need to prioritise climate change’

Published: August 9, 2016
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Legislators discuss importance of solving the ‘menace’. PHOTO: REUTERS

Legislators discuss importance of solving the ‘menace’. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: The issue of climate change should be treated as a priority by political parties to improve the overall situation in the country, said Awami National Party’s (ANP) Kamila Khan on Tuesday.

She said this during a session on climate change held at Centre for Excellence in Journalism, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

The roundtable discussion, organised by Individualland Pakistan, was attended by parliamentarians, field experts and journalists. The session was held with the aim to enable different political parties to recognise the problem of climate change and encourage them to work towards the issue.

“Climate change is occurring very rapidly and Pakistan remains one of the most vulnerable countries,” said Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Qamar Abbas Rizvi. However, he added, by taking timely action we can mitigate the effects of climate change.

Pakistan Muslim League-Functional’s (PML-F) Nusrat Sehar claimed she will make sure that during the preparation of their party’s manifesto for the next general elections, climate change is treated as a priority issue and steps to tackle climate change are listed in it.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2016.

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