Prime Minister Imran Khan has accorded in principle approval to the concept plan of Ecological restoration of the Indus Basin for a Climate Resilient future.
The approval was given at the 4th meeting of the PM's Committee on Climate Change chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today (Monday).
The concept plan comprises conservation and pollution control measures to be taken in up-stream, Indus plain and down-stream of the Indus River Basin.
A detailed plan will be completed within four months for approval and implementation and it will provide the vision and an action based framework to integrate current initiatives and develop new initiatives to fill the gaps.
The meeting also accorded approval to Concept Proposal for 'Nature Policy Based Budgetary Support' by the World Bank that will accelerate innovative Green Financing for development projects in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister emphasized on urgent long-term planning for urban areas where environmental issues including loss of green cover, sewerage treatment, solid waste management and air pollution need immediate solution.
Imran Khan said climate change adaptation measures are required to provide a safe environment to the coming generations.
He said our Clean and Green Pakistan initiative was launched with our youth in mind and that the responsibility of providing a clean future rests on the shoulders of present generation.