At a high level event co-hosted by Malaysia and Pakistan at the United Nations in New York today, Prime Minister Imran Khan shared his vision of an environmentally responsible Pakistan, adding that such a vision should encompass measures to alleviate poverty, generate livelihoods and create jobs.
The Prime Minister highlighted the achievements of the Government in advancing environmental stewardship, including the internationally acclaimed Billion Tree Tsunami project in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province. He added that this project helped creation of thousands of jobs and uplifted remote and poor communities.
The Prime Minister informed that his Government was now focused on a target of planting 10 billion trees throughout Pakistan, supplemented by Clean & Green Pakistan campaign. These initiatives would help generate livelihoods and jobs for women, youth and local communities, as part of a green revolution in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad showcased Malaysia’s successes in developing the country through impressive economic growth over the past 5 decades. He highlighted that Malaysia’s achievements had centered around policy coherence, supportive legal framework and long term vision. In the area of environment, this was evident in the 55.3% forest cover of Malaysia.
In addition to remarks by the two Prime Ministers, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Economic Affairs of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar and Executive Director of UN-Habitat Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif also held a ministerial panel discussion as part of the event. The primary aim of the event was to galvanize international support for the attainment of Sustainable Development Agenda.
26 September 2019
Last modified: November 14, 2019
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