STAFF REPORT FSD: “Pakistan is among the countries worst hit by global climate change due to which glaciers have started melting causing floods, and destruction. The govt needs to formulate an effective policy and ensure its strict implementation to get tangible results.
These views were expressed by speakers during a seminar recently organised by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
Chairing the inaugural session of the seminar Climate Changes: Adaption Strategies to Ensure Food Security, UAF VC Iqrar Ahmad said that melting glaciers were causing floods. This can cause a famine in years to come.
He said Pakistan was ranked 8th in the list of countries most affected by climate change. The VC said 80 per cent of the countrys fresh water was not being utilized and dumped into sea.
Khan said that the agricultural productivity would significantly increase if proper water saving measures were adopted.
Former PMD DG Qamaruz Zaman said climate changes were not only posing threats to the environment but also creating development and agricultural challenges.
Former WB chief economist Manzoor Khan said, “Deforestation and heavy emissions of smoke from factories are further aggravating the situation.”