Prime Minister gives go-ahead for launch of “Protected Area Initiative” under the Green Pakistan program

June 01, 2020

Advisor to PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today.

The meeting was in continuation of the “Green Stimulus” package approved by the Prime Minister recently in April, 2020 wherein 65,000 youth / daily wagers would be utilized for plantation across the country who are facing unemployment in wake of COVID-19.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister accorded go-ahead for launching “Protected Area Initiative” in the country under the umbrella of “Green Pakistan” program. It will involve establishment of 12 national parks in the country with the aim to preserve and protect wildlife and plantations.
The Prime Minister directed that all the provinces be taken on-board for this initiative at the highest level i.e. Chief Ministers. He further emphasized that such  initiatives provide employment opportunities in wake of COVID-19 pandemic while at the same time protect the natural resources of the country.
Prime Minister will launch the “Protected Area Initiative” soon after Ministry of Climate Change completes the process of stake-holders consultation.