KARACHI: Pakistan is facing severe threats due to climate change while significant steps are needed to eradicate poverty.
A highly influential World Bank delegation led by the Regional Director for Sustainable Development (SD) for South Asia. John A. Rome met Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s Mansion.
The meeting was attended by Provincial Ministers, Principal Secretaries, P&D Chairs and others. World Bank Regional Director for South Asia told the meeting through a presentation that the recent increase in poverty in Pakistan is due to macro-financial weakness, low and unstable. Is. Is
According to the report, Pakistan is a low emitter of greenhouse gases, but Pakistan has opportunities to improve the atmosphere for its own benefit. Climate change is already bad for the country. In 2002, unprecedented floods inundated a third of the country and caused 1,700 deaths.
The Sindh Chief Minister directed the P&D team to study the reports and recommendations of the World Bank and then formulate their development plans based on these reports so that poverty can be eradicated from the province through sustainable development.