Effective steps against climate change stressed.

PESHAWAR -- Speakers in a conference here on Tuesday called for effective steps to address climate change.

'Climate change is one of the most attention-seeking issues as it is affecting the people's life but we are largely unaware of its consequences. There is a need for immediate effective measures across the world to check disasters caused by climate change,' Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Vice-Chancellor Prof Safia Ahmed told participants of the conference.

The moot was organised by the university's Department of Islamiat in collaboration with the Pakistan Council of World Religions Faith Friends.

Former federal minister for religious affairs Dr Noorul Haq Qadri was the chief guest on the occasion, where Vice-Chancellor of the Agriculture University Prof Jahan Bakht, Islamic scholar Qari Roohullah Madani and minority leaders Haroon Sarab Dayal and Bishop Humphrey Sarfraz Peter were the speakers.

The participants included university teachers and students.

Prof Safia said the pollution caused by the people had adverse effects on the climate.

She said Islam considered cleanliness to be half of faith but its followers had forgotten that message and faced its consequences.

The VC said the university's Climate Change Cell launched in 2017 was working to build the people's capacity through public awareness and research initiatives to help minimise the impact of climate change.

She said the SBBWU was also working on establishing links with international...

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