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Pakistan elected as vice chair of UN Environment Forum

Pakistan was elected on Friday as the vice chair of UN Environment’s Forum of Ministers of Asia Pacific.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Additional Secretary Babar Hayat Tarar represented Pakistan at the third session of the forum which was held in Singapore. Pakistan was elected as vice chair to the forum after 41 environmental ministers of countries in the region voted in its favour.

Speaking on the occasion, Malik Amin Aslam said Pakistan is leading on environmental actions to tackle the effects of climate change.

“A nationwide Clean Green Pakistan movement has been launched for protection of environment that involves 10 billion tree plantation drive, solid and liquid waste management, total hygiene and clean drinking water,” he added.

The UN Environment has also decided in principle to open an office in Pakistan, keeping in view of Pakistan’s consistent demand.

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