PM Chairs Federal Cabinet Meeting

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that climate change, water security and food security were three interconnected challenges and to cope with these issues, they would have to take immediate steps to save the future generations from their impacts.

He said that the government was fully cognizant of these problems and resolution of these issues was among the government’s top priorities.

He said this while while chairing federal cabinet meeting.

The cabinet was given a detailed briefing on the impacts of climate changes in the country.

Meeting was informed that Pakistan had been included among the top eight worst climate affected countries of the world during the last ten year.

Meeting approved constitution of a Cabinet Committee headed by Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman and comprising Ministers of relevant Ministries who would present their recommendations over the short, medium and long terms projects.

The cabinet also approved inclusion of 10 persons on the exit control list, removal of 22 persons from ECL and grant of one-time permission to 3 persons, on the recommendations of the Ministry of Interior.