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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.
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.
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."
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.
There were firefighters present, which reassured the diners who went on eating like “nothing had happened".
In the video, a lion can be seen freely roaming around in a village before it is taken aback by the invasion of the dogs, who succeed in chasing away the majestic creature. The big cat soon runs towards a kine of cows standing nearby.
The well wishers attended a banquet Iftar held by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed on this occasion.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced, on Friday, that 457 people had been arrested, and that 441 police and gendarmerie officers were injured on Thursday, in France, during the ninth day of protests against pension reform.