Pakistan committed to play role for tackling issue of climate change: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Pakistan is committed to play its role in global efforts for tackling the issue of climate change.
Addressing the Climate Change Conference in Islamabad today, he said Pakistan had ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015 and is following the principles therein to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by twenty percent.
Prime Minister Abbasi said Pakistan had a National Environment Policy and had also allocated eight percent of its budget to fight the effects of climate change.

He said Pakistan had ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015 and was following the principles therein to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent.
The Prime Minister said climate change has become one of the biggest challenges for mankind today and has united all international community on one platform for action against the hazards of this change.
He mentioned the recent prevalence of smog in the country and said it should serve as an eye-opener to be more serious about the issue of environment.

He said Pakistan had a zero import of furnace oil and was running the related power houses on imported liquefied natural gas.

He expressed confidence that in near future, all the furnace oil-based power plants of the country would no longer be running on furnace oil, adding that Pakistan was already utilizing the Euro-II diesel.

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