Imran Khan plants a sapling near Kuhata. Twitter photo
Gulf Today Report
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is proud of efforts for a clean and green Pakistan to fight pollution and climate change.
In a Tweet, he also shared a video clip highlighting Pakistan’s marvels in crossing a crucial milestone by achieving an overarching Sustainable Development Goal-13 “Climate Action” much before the deadline of 2030.
The United Nations report on annual Sustainable Development was launched recently.
The prime minister also tagged 1.03 minutes news report highlighting how the country is successfully fighting back the climatic changes.
The report has appreciated Pakistan for valuing the future of the whole planet and making huge efforts to secure the climate.
It is worth mentioning that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf government launched number of mega projects including 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, Clean Green Pakistan Initiative, Clean Green Pakistan Index and Protected Areas Initiative to ward off bitter effects of climate change experienced by the country in the forms of super floods, erratic weather pattern, rise in temperature, droughts and melting glaciers.
Explaining the proposed scheme, Zartaj Gul said that additional marks would be given to students for planting trees as part of educational activities; similar to the extra marks given under the National Cadet Corps programme.
Around 215 people — farmers, rural labourers and cattle graziers — have now died from strikes in the country's poorest state since late March, authorities said.
Crumbling glaciers and torrents of melt-water slicing through Greenland's ice block — as thick as ten Eiffel Towers end-to-end — were the single biggest source of global sea level rise in 2019 and accounted for 40 per cent of the total, researchers reported in the journal Communications Earth & Environment.
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (Seha), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated 17-month-old Emirati baby Afra, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
An African gang of eight members was arrested and prosecuted by the Dubai Public Prosecution on robbery charges. The gang had mugged an Asian bank customer of Dhs190,000 in Dubai.
A 52-year-old European manager was trialed by the Dubai Public Prosecution for demanding a Dhs530,000 bribe from his Dubai company in order to perform work tasks.