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Tackling Climate induced challenges need Research based policy input, Pervaiz Ashraf

Islamabad (VOM) : Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that Pakistan like other countries of the world is facing severe climate challenges. He said that water scarcity in the country is getting intensified day by day due to climate change . He said that Pakistan being an Agri based economy needs policy initiative is facing challenge of acute water shortage. He expressed these views during a meeting with Dr.Niels Hegewisch Country Director Friedrich Ebert Stiftung(FES) in Parliament House today.

While appreciating the support of FES for research based input, he said that research based policy initiatives necessary to tackle climate change induced issues. He also said that Pakistan and Germany enjoy cordial relations and he welcomed the suggestion of FES for Parliamentary exchanges between both countries. He also stressed on the need to sensitize public through diverse programmes and Seminars.

Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf said that close liason between Public and Parliament is crucial for making Parliament more effective. He appreciated the initiative of FES for supporting China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Parliamentary Committee to have direct access to public. He also welcomed the proposal to emulate the same for other Parliamentary committees of National Assembly.

Country Director FES Dr. Niels Hegewisch briefed about various publications of FES especially about Charter of Economy. He also said that Parliamentartary exchange between Germany and Pakistan would enhance bilateral ties between Pakistan and Germany.

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