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Pakistan to play leading role in fight against Climate Change: Hammad Azhar

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Energy Muhammad Hammad Azhar has reiterated that Pakistan is committed to play a leadership role in the fight against climate issues.

Talking to the Regional Ambassador of Climate Change of UK for Asia –Pacific and South Asia Ken O’Flaherty who him in Islamabad on Tuesday, the minister said that to address climate issues, Pakistan took exemplary and massive steps including the successful campaign of planting 10 billion trees, developing indigenous renewable energy sources and concentrating on green energy projects.

The minister said that apart from the projects in the pipeline, future power projects would be Renewable Energy based.

Hammad Azhar also underscored the need to work on mutual cooperation in the field of renewable energy technology and capacity building of human resource in order to harness the available potential of RE in the Country.

Ken O’Flaherty lauded and acknowledged the commitment of Pakistan towards mitigating Climate Change challenges being faced by the region.

The UK regional ambassador was hopeful that the steps taken by the incumbent government would go a long way in ameliorating the climatic conditions at the regional level in particular and global level in general.

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