PM Louds KSA Climate Change Initiative, Reaffirms Desire to Strengthen Amiable fraternal Ties

Pakistan, KSA maintain close cooperation on climate change issues at all multilateral forums: PM

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s initiatives of “Green Saudi Arabia” and “Green Middle East” to protect the nature.

Sharing his letter to the Crown Prince in a tweet on Monday, he offered support of Pakistan for these green initiatives.

In his letter, the Prime Minister said that vision of the Crown Prince closely aligns with Pakistan’s initiatives to protect it from effects of Climate Change.

Imran Khan said after successfully planting one billion trees from 2014 to 2018 and now our Ten Billion-Tree Tsunami is well underway across the country. He said Pakistan is also expanding its protected areas by 2023.

The Prime Minister said planting trees not only protects nature and restores ecosystem to fight climate change, it also expands eco-tourism and creates thousands of green jobs for the youth.

He said we are sixty percent of our energy to be clean energy by 2030.

He said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia maintain close cooperation on climate change issues at all multilateral forums, a meaningful and structured bilateral engagement can help advance our shared vision.

Prime Minister said challenge of climate change is one that calls for greater international collaboration and a shared aspiration for sustainable development.

He said the world has no choice but to treat this green pathway and define a new development paradigm for the 21st century.

On the other hand, National Assembly began its session at the parliament house in Islamabad today (Monday) with Speaker Asad Qaiser in the chair. At the outset, the house offered fateha for those martyred in recent acts of terrorism in the country.

Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar has regretted that the previous governments ruined the tax system of the country by introducing tax measures through SROs.

Responding to the points raised by PML (N) leader Ahsan Iqbal in the National Assembly today, he said  the present government has not taken any unconstitutional step vis-à-vis tax measures.

Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan clarified that the recent ordinance promulgated regarding tax measures is in accordance with the constitution. He said this ordinance will be laid before the lower house for legislation.

 

Earlier PML (N) leader Ahsan Iqbal stated that the imposition of seven hundred billion rupees of taxes through an ordinance is breach of the parliament. He said the government should withdraw the ordinance and furnish the tax proposals before the National Assembly for discussion and approval.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has urged democratic forces to play their role for supremacy of the parliament.

Felicitating Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani for his election as Leader of Opposition in Upper House during a telephonic conversation, he said a committee of members of the Parliament is being formed for electoral reforms.

The Speaker said all political parties in parliament must play their part for constitutional and electoral reforms.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani country’s problem can be solved with the stability of democracy and a united stance on national issues.

 

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