Pakistan was elected as the vice chair of UN Environment’s Forum of Ministers of Asia Pacific on Saturday.
A total of 41 environmental ministers of Asia Pacific countries voted for Pakistan.
Pakistan was represented at the forum’s third session in Singapore by PM’s Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Additional Secretary Babar Hayat Tarar.
“A nationwide Clean Green Pakistan movement has been launched for protection of environment that involves 10 billion tree plantation drive, solid and liquid waste management, total hygiene and clean drinking water,” Aslam said at the occasion. He added that the country is leading on actions designed to counter the effects of climate change.
— Malik Amin Aslam (@aminattock) January 25, 2019
In accordance with Pakistan’s previous demands, UN Environment has, in principle, decided to open an office in the country as well.