Standing Committee

Standing Committee

*STANDING COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE MEETS*

Islamabad: The Standing Committee on Climate Change met in Parliament House, Islamabad this morning under the Chairperson of Ms. Munaza Hassan, MNA.
The Committee highly appreciated the efforts made by Pakistan during the recent years for Environmental Protection which were appreciated at international forums. The Committee however, directed that M/o Climate Change may gave comprehensive briefing on the participation of Pakistan in 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) held in Glasgow from 31 October to 13 November, 2021 along-with detail of delegation in the next meeting.
The Committee expressed concern that Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) was unable to play impressive role due to lack of manpower, Infrastructure and allocation of budget. The Committee therefore, directed that M/o Climate Change may come up with the proposals to provide missing facilities to Pak-EPA so that Committee could take them at appropriate forum for their amicable solution in order to achieve the targets set by the government. The Committee directed that Pak-EPA may develop proper liaison with Islamabad Administration before initiating any action against violators in order to avoid any mishap, in future.

Earlier, Ms. Zartaj Gul, Minister of State M/o Climate Change briefly apprised the Committee about the efforts made by them to enhance the performance of their ministry and problems faced by them in this regard. She apprised that government is fully committed to curtail unnecessary expenditures especially in terms of TA/DA as they never visited abroad on government expense.

 

The meeting was attended by Mr. Tahir Sadiq, MNA, Ms. Andleeb Abbas, MNA, Dr. Seemi Bokhari, MNA, Ms. Noreen Farooq Ibrahim Khan, MNA, Engr. Sabir Hussain Kaim Khani, MNA, Ms. Rubina Irfan, MNA, Ms. Tahira Aurangzeb, MNA, Ms. Musarrat Asif Khawaja, MNA, Ms. Zahra Wadood Fatemi, MNA, Ms. Rumina Khurshid Alam, MNA, Mr. Zulfiqar Bachani, MNA, Ms. Shahida Rehmani, MNA, Mr. Afreen Khan, MNA & Mr. Ali Gohar Khan, MNA/Mover and officials of M/o Climate Change.