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PM Imran “baffled” at cacophony over Pakistan being excluded from Climate Summit

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan gave statement on the recent issue of Pakistan not being invited on the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate being hosted by United States, Saturday.

While expressing his vi-ews on official twitter handle, Prime Minister Imran Khan underlined that he felt baffled at the cacophony being raised by his political opponents for Pakistan not being invited to attend the ‘Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate’.

The premier posted “I am puzzled at the cacophony over Pak (Pakistan) not being invited to a climate change conf (Conference)! My govt’s environment policies are driven solely by our commitment to our future generations of a clean & green Pakistan to mitigate the impact of climate change.”

The Summit is to be hosted by US president Joe Biden on April 22-23, inviting over 40 states excluding Pakistan.

Highlighting Pakistan’s efforts to combat climate change, the prime minister said that his government’s initiatives over the climate change and environmental protection are solely driven for the future generations of the country.

These initiatives including Green Pakistan, 10 billion Tree Tsunami, and nature based solutions and cleaning up rivers etc, Prime Minister commented.

It should be underlined that government of Pakistan has been following a robust climate drive with mega initiatives. Its efforts are also being lauded by the UN and other global bodies advising other most vulnerable climate hit countries to follow these projects.

Referring to 10-Billion Tree Tsunami project, Prime Minister tweeted that “Hence our initiatives of Green Pak, 10 bn-tree tsunami, nature based solutions, cleaning up our rivers etc. We have gained vast experience in 7 yrs (years), beg (beginning) with KP, & our policies are being recognized & lauded”.

He further added that he had already put forward priorities for the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 – COP26 – if the international community was serious about countering impact of climate change.

For learning from Pakistan’s vast experience, he assured Pakistan’s willingness to learn from its experience, adding that “We are ready to help any state wanting to learn from our experience”.

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