Fighting Climate Change: Shehbaz calls for collective efforts 

The purpose of celebrating Earth Hour was to create awareness about hazards of environmental degradation


Our Correspondent March 26, 2017
The purpose of celebrating Earth Hour was to create awareness about hazards of environmental degradation. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Unusual climatic changes are happening on ground owing to increase in unnatural activities, said Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in his message for the annual Earth Hour. “We need to play individual as well as collective role to save this planet from environmental disasters,” he was quoted as saying. “Earth Hour reminds us of adopting collective efforts to save the environment.” Shehbaz said the purpose of celebrating Earth Hour was to create awareness about hazards of environmental degradation, raise voice for saving it against possible dangers and giving a message of love for soil. The CM said the Punjab government was taking steps against environmental pollution and it was among the top priorities. “Effective steps are needed for the protection of earth and environment against increasing global temperature,” he said. “Today we have to reiterate our love for the planet.”

Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2017.

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