CJ emphasizes adoption of eco-friendly measures

The chief justice highlighted lack of solid mechanism to dispose of plastic products

APP June 09, 2024


Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa on Saturday emphasized the need for adopting environment friendly measures and a healthy lifestyle to cope with the prevailing climate-related challenges.

Addressing the ‘Conference on Climate Change: Navigating Climate Governance: Executive Action and Judicial Oversight’, the chief justice said that whenever we consult doctors, they advise us to stop smoking and do walk.

He said that a rise in the human body’s temperature indicates illness. Similarly, today earth is also facing ailment like a fever as it was absorbing a lot of smoke into it, he said.

The chief justice highlighted that that plastic products were being manufactured across the world but we lacked a solid mechanism to dispose of it.

The CJP emphasized on returning to a healthy lifestyle which is close to nature, adding that every physician is now advising people to prefer eating vegetables instead of meat.

The earth is sick, ill and telling us its condition and on the other hand the world is emitting a lot of smoke, he said.

The chief justice said that earth was a living organism but unfortunately it was not treated that way. The spiritual crisis was also the cause of climate crisis, he said.

He said that we are depleting natural resources and diminishing ourselves. He emphasized to bring change in our behaviors to conserve environment by reducing reliance on fuel intensive for travels and activities.

Science can guide mankind beyond horizons, the chief justice maintained.

He said that we need to walk. Bicycles can be provided to all judges if they want, suggested CJP.

The natural environment can be saved from further destruction by avoiding wastage of resources, he said.


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