Climate change is an emerging challenge, says Pakistan premier after massive floods

RH Desk September 13

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in his meeting with Inter-Parliamentary Union President said that the heavy floods have undermined Pakistan’s capacity to achieve sustainable development.

As Pakistan is ravaged by the floods, its Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that climate change is emerging as one of the most difficult challenges for the world, reported GNN, a Pakistani news channel.

The report says that Prime Minister Sharif while talking to Duarte Pacheco, the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, at Pakistan’s capital Islamabad said the huge damage caused by the recent floods has undermined Pakistan’s capacity to achieve sustainable development.

Pakistan is already reeling under an economic crisis and the massive floods caused by the heavy rains have only worsened the economic situation.

The Pakistan Prime Minister has sought help from the international community and asked them to step forward to help Pakistan deal with the calamity.

The news report said that Prime Minister Sharif asked the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a global organisation of national parliaments formed to help parliaments and parliamentarians to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development, to play its role in raising awareness about the effects of the climate change. He asked the union to mobilize international support for the developing countries that are facing climate crisis due to the global warming.

The news report said that the Inter-Parliamentary Union president supported Pakistan’s case with respect to climate change and stressed upon the developed countries to make strategies to control carbon emissions.

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