Governor stresses shift to renewable energy

Calls for collective action to cope with pollution, global warming

June 06, 2022
Balighur Rehman.PHOTO: EXPRESS

Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Sunday stressed the need for collective efforts to tackle the global challenge of environmental pollution and global warming. He stated in his message on the World Environment Day that there was need to move towards renewable energy to reduce global warming.

He said the government had recently abolished sales tax on solar panels to promote their use. The governor asserted that research on climate change was needed in universities and he had sought suggestions from the institutions in the light of the research. He said tree plantation could reduce environmental pollution. “We all have to provide a clean environment for our future generations for which all people have to play their role,” he added.

Meanwhile, talking to delegations from different cities that called on him, the governor said the focus of the government was only on the development, prosperity and stability of Pakistan. He said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had always taken steps for welfare of the common people, adding that during the previous rule of the PML-N, the economy was better and the rate of inflation was also low. The governor said that in this hour of difficult circumstances, the government was facing a lot of challenges due to which tough decisions had to be taken.

“I firmly believe that where there is good intention and will, there is a way,” he said. The governor said that whenever the leadership of the PML-N had taken over the reins of the country, it had worked for economic development of the country. He said every citizen had a role to play in the development of the country, especially the business community. He said economic stability would be restored in the country soon.


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