Malik Amin Aslam and Zartaj Gul rebut brawl allegations at COP-26

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and the Minister of State on Climate Change Zartaj Gul have jointly and strongly denied any brawl or misunderstanding at COP-26.


They said that the allegations made by the honorable member Parliament Riaz Fityana at the PAC meeting held on November 25, 2021 are totally baseless.

The COP-26 was held in a successful manner with due recognition to Pakistan, during which very useful meetings of the Special Assistant and the State Minister with various heads of delegations/heads of international organizations / UN bodies were held as per the official schedule of meetings at COP-26.

During the meetings, Pakistan’s green agenda under the vision and leadership of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was highly appreciated and Pakistan’s pavilion was one of the busiest pavilions lauded by several heads of delegations and international organizations.

In a press statement issued on Friday, it was said that while representing Pakistan, both Malik Amin Aslam and Zartaj Gul individually and jointly attended various events and highlighted the prominent initiatives of the present government including TBTTP, GLOF, Climate Smart Agriculture, Protected Areas Initiatives, Clean Green Pakistan, etc held during COP-26 and highlighted Pakistan as one of the top Climate Action Champion Countries of the world.

The Officials of the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) attending COP-26 worked day and night and were able to make COP-26 a successful event for Pakistan.

The success of Pakistan in COP-26 can be gauged from the fact that the UK government has regarded Pakistan as one of the four Countries ranked as Nature Champions out of 196 countries in the world.

Also, the UN system has declared Pakistan as one of the top three Countries ranked as Forestry Leaders, among 196 Countries across the Globe.

It is, however, added that Riaz Fityana was not part of Pakistan’s official delegation and was representing a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) without any invitation of the MoCC.

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