Tackling climate change requires collective effort: NA speaker.

ISLAMABAD -- Speaker National Assembly Raja Parvaiz Ashraf on Friday said tackling climate change required collective effort.

Talking about the unprecedented floods in Pakistan, the Speaker said the country had suffered loss of hundreds of lives, destruction of infrastructure, livestock and witnessed a livelihood crisis in the flood-affected areas. He expressed these views during his meeting with Members of European Parliament (MEPs) Herve Juvin and Virginie Joron in Parliament House Islamabad.

The Speaker appreciated EU and its member states for their continuous support and humanitarian assistance for relief and rehabilitation efforts for the flood affected in Pakistan.

Raja Pervez Ashraf said that Pakistan and European Union enjoyed long-standing cordial relations based upon mutual trust and unanimity of views on important international challenges.

He underlined the need to enhance inter-parliamentary relations to further strengthen Pak-EU relations.

The Speaker said that disinformation had damaged Pakistan's real image in the west. Pakistan was a peace loving country, he said...

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