ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed federal and provincial authorities to make sure liaison for taking efficient steps to forestall floods in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
The prime minister issued this instruction on Friday in a briefing on climate change within the G-B and the AJK throughout a high degree assembly of the Climate Change Committee.
In keeping with a press launch issued by the PM Media Workplace, “The PM known as for vigilant coordination among the many authorities to take essential steps for tackling any state of affairs as a result of potential floods.”
Imran Khan additionally directed the Climate Change Ministry to finalise electrical car coverage within the subsequent two weeks and current it earlier than the federal cupboard for approval.
Earlier, PM’s Adviser on Local weather Change Malik Amin Aslam briefed the assembly on electrical car coverage. He mentioned smoke emitting autos was a significant reason for environmental air pollution notably in Punjab.
He mentioned the electrical autos, moreover discount in environmental air pollution, would additionally reduce oil imports and improve enterprise alternatives within the nation. “Pakistan will improve about 30 per cent of its street autos to electrical autos by 2030,” he later advised the media.
The adviser mentioned the world is now shifting in direction of electrical automobile and that Pakistan would comply with go well with. “The expertise will assist minimize the demand for oil and we might save about Rs2 billion yearly. As well as, air pollution will scale back by as much as 70 per cent,” he added.
The assembly was additionally briefed on technique to regulate smog within the province and was knowledgeable that Punjab Inexperienced Growth Programme had began to work on this regard.
Ten smog monitoring centres have been established throughout the province. The smog working teams have been set as much as create consciousness amongst folks concerning preemptive measure. The assembly was advised that the federal government is guiding the brick kiln homeowners to undertake fashionable strategies.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) goes to be signed with a bio-energy firm for destruction of crops’ residues, the premier was advised. The adviser additionally briefed the prime minister on ‘Ten Billion Bushes Tsunami’ – authorities’s most essential venture in direction of environmental betterment.
“Varied proposals have been into account to collect monetary assets of the venture which embody Inexperienced Sukuk, Forest Bonds and the institution of Inexperienced Fund, a Chinese language cooperation venture.”
He mentioned all legalities have been accomplished to test plastic luggage use within the federal capital. On this regard, an entire ban on use of plastic luggage could be imposed on 14th August this 12 months.
Minister for National Food Security Mehboob Sultan, Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Vitality Omar Ayub, PM’s Adviser on Commerce Razak Dawood, Particular Assistant to PM Firdous Ashiq Awan, Nadim Afzal Chan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Balochistan CM Jam Kamal Khan, AJK PM Farooq Haider, Gilgit-Baltistan CM Hafeezur Rahman attended the moot.