A Meeting of the Standing Committee on Climate Change expressed deep concern over the tree cutting at Embassy Road in Islamabad. The meeting directed that a concrete inquiry should be made.
Social experts have already warned that Islamabad is among the cities most vulnerable to climate change. The temperature of the city has already risen by 2-3 degrees.
At the meeting on Monday, the issue of over cutting the trees on the Embassy Road was also discussed. The committee recommended to take strict action against those involved in the activity.
The Committee was also briefed by the Focal Person on Green Pakistan Project. The Committee recommended that third party evaluation and monitoring policy / mechanism should be prepared in this regard.
Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) briefed the committee regarding the updated working policy of growing seeds. The Committee recommended that Climate Resilient Policy should be prepared in this respect.
The report of addition of poisonous substances to the water in Rawal Dam was also discussed in the meeting and Standing Committee was also briefed on the report of addition of the Poisonous Water.
The Committee showed dissatisfaction over the briefing regarding Rawal Dam Islamabad and recommended that all departments related to this issue should present a combined report on the same.
Members who attended the meeting included:
Malik Muhammad Uzair Khan, Chiarman, MNA, Malik Ihtebar Khan, MNA, Mr. Muhammad Moeen Wattoo, MNA, Ms. Tahira Aurangzeb, MNA, Ms. Seema Mohiuddin Jameeli, MNA, Mst. Kiran Imran Dar, MNA, Ms. Shahnaz Saleem, MNA, Ms. Mussarat Ahmed Zeb, MNA, Ms. Naeema Kishwer Khan, MNA, Ms. Khalida Mansoor, MNA, Ms. Nighat Parveen Mir, MNA, Mr. Imran Zafar Leghari, MNA, Mr. Maiza Hameed, MNA and Mr. Abdul Qahar Khan Wadan, MNA.