Seminar highlights climate threat

Advisor says K-P govt is taking steps to deal with the situation

Our Correspondent June 20, 2024


Advisor to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Sports and Youth Affairs, Syed Fakhar Jehan, has said that the adverse effects of climate change are a big threat to society and the provincial government is making efforts to deal with these challenges.

He expressed these views while addressing a climate change related seminar titled ‘Faith Communities Together for Climate Justice’ here at the University of Peshawar on Thursday.

The seminar was organized under the auspices of the Department of Criminology in collaboration with Outreach Assistance to Humanity where the Advisor to KP CM on Information and Public Relations, Barrister Dr. Saif, was the chief guest.

The advisor said that the previous PTI government in the province had initiated the Billion Tree Tsunami Plantation Project while its central government had launched 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Plantation project which were globally recognized due to their effectiveness.

He said that for water conservation several small dams are being constructed in the province, while steps are also being taken to protect forests. He said that students can play an active role in the achievement of this national goal and they will actively participate in plantation campaigns.

The Advisor said that 64 per cent of the country’s population consists of youth and the provincial government is beginning the Ehsaas Rozgar scheme for the youth in the province under which they will be provided markup free loans of Rs1 million to Rs10 million to help them to begin their own business under this scheme.

He said the chief minister himself will inaugurate the scheme. He highlighted the measures taken by the government to prevent the effects of climate change and said that the youth can play a crucial role in combating this social challenge as the future belongs to them, so they should prepare for their bright and shining tomorrow.

The Advisor added that his doors are always open for students and youth and they can contact him directly for any support.

Highlighting the government’s vision regarding universities, he said that the provincial government is providing all possible support in solving the problems of all educational institutions and universities.



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