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The Climate Change Ministry is considering a proposal to hire those overseas Pakistanis as “jungle workers” who have been rendered unemployed especially from the Gulf countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The record of unemployed overseas Pakistanis would be obtained from the relevant ministry and steps would be taken to hire them as jungle workers on a priority basis.
According to the official data, tree plantation is already underway on some 20,000 acres of land in Islamabad and other parts of Pakistan where thousands of jungle workers are earning livelihood amid coronavirus pandemic.
These workers carry out different types of work including plantation of saplings, the establishment of nurseries and protection of tree cover from deforestation and fire incidents. It also showed that the federal government is also in a process to get a loan from foreign donor agencies that would be utilised to initiate other Clean and Green projects in Pakistan.
According to the World Economic Forum, these kinds of “green stimulus” efforts set a precedent of how funds that aim to help families and keep the economy running during coronavirus pandemic could help nations prepare for the next big threat: climate change. The climate change ministry spokesman said there are thousands of jungle workers who are already earning Rs500 to Rs800 a day and their number is increasing day by day as the government is enhancing Green Stimulus programme to other cities of Pakistan.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam in a statement said the government has launched the Green Stimulus Package to support 10 Billion Tsunami Afforestation Project that is not only providing jobs to unemployed people but also boosting conservation activities all over the country.
Recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan said a “Green Pakistan” guarantees a prosperous future for coming generations and asked the nation to join hands in achieving the target of planting 10 billion trees to fight climate change and environmental pollution.
The premier also urged people to practice caution on Eid Al Adha and avoid a repeat of the scenario, which unfolded after Eid Al Fitr when "SOPs were ignored and our hospitals choked."
Passengers under category A will not need a negative COVID-19 test, while those in category B will be required to undergo coronavirus screening 96 hours prior to boarding a flight to Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan says the last two years of his life were the toughest, despite having struggled all his life, as Pakistan was facing challenges from all fronts.
“My entire life has been a struggle,” he told Dunya TV channel.
Imran has also appealed to the leaders of rich countries, the UN secretary general and heads of financial institutions to give debt relief to developing countries like Pakistan so that they could combat the deadly COVID-19 in a better way.
The dramatic performance ‘Seeds of the Union’ was broadcast live from Abu Dhabi at 6:15 pm. The show took the form of a moving sculpture surrounded by sea and illuminated by visuals portraying themes inspired by UAE history and values.
Global Village in Dubai sets off a massive fireworks display for its guests and Dubai residents on the occasion of the 49th UAE National Day on Wednesday night.
To mark its 49th National Day, the UAE launched the surveillance satellite Falcon Eye into space from the French Guiana Space Centre, in South America, at 5:33am UAE time (01:33 GMT).
The department of health said in a statement, “The government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for use."