Islamabad -- Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for inclusion of every segment in the steps being taken to protect environment and deal with challenges of climate change.He was speaking at a briefing on 'Clean and Green Pakistan Index' project, progress in 10 billion tree project, ban on use of polyphone bags in Islamabad, electric vehicles policy, rules and regulations about green buildings and other steps for environmental protection here Saturday.
The Prime Minister said public awareness should be created about climate change issues.He said public response to the campaign of banning use of polythene bags in the federal capital is encouraging, and schools and students should be made part of the campaign to make it a success.
The Prime Minister said the federal capital should be made a model city in respect of environmental protection, and later the campaign should be extended to other cities of the country.
The Advisor on Climate Change briefed the Prime Minister that the process of planning regarding ten billion tree tsunami at provincial level has been completed, and its PC-I has been prepared.
He said about 3.25 billion trees will be planted in the first phase of the project, which will be reviewed after two years. Malik Amin Aslam briefed the meeting that encouraging results were received about ban on...