“The protection of the natural environment is essential for the survival of mankind” – Pakistan

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QUETTA: Senator Samina Mumtaz Zehri said on Sunday that protecting Balochistan’s natural environment is essential for human survival. These views were expressed Sunday by Senator Samina Mumtaz Zehri during a meeting with a delegation of young people from Balochistan.

She said, “The purpose of protecting the natural environment is to draw attention to environmental damage around the world and make efforts to prevent it.” She said: “Unfortunately, Pakistan is currently among the top 10 countries most affected by the effects of climate change.”

The senator also said, “Protecting forests and the environment is a national responsibility for all of us. But it’s unfortunate to say that we live completely unaware of the environment around us. “Despite repeated warnings from international environmental protection agencies, no attention is paid to the fact that air pollution depletes the ozone layer, leading to rising temperatures. We can all protect our ozone by improving our environment. Smoke from factories and fumes from vehicles in cities are the main causes of air pollution,” she pointed out.

Addressing the delegation, Senator Samina Mumtaz Zehri said that our glaciers have started to melt rapidly due to rising temperatures. When the glaciers melt, the water level of the rivers rises and consequently floods the surrounding populations, causing heavy human and material losses. These glaciers also increase the country’s water reserves, but when a lot of water collects, it does not become a reservoir, causing first floods and then droughts, she argued.

Senator Samina Mumtaz Zehri said that according to experts, by 2040, two-thirds of Pakistan’s population could suffer from water scarcity. She said: “The impact of climate change is also seriously harming our agriculture. Lack of rain during the rainy season, unpredictable rains and variations in heat and cold patterns reduce the yield of our crops, raising fears of malnutrition.

She said: “Owners of various industries, economies, brick kilns and smoke emitting vehicles should take action in the fight against climate change to eliminate Pakistan’s environmental pollution and save the ozone layer. . This will not only benefit us, but will also affect the climatic conditions around us. »

She said, “The reason for the lack of rain in different regions is also environmental pollution due to which rainfall in those regions has decreased or not at all. It’s over, which is dangerous.

Senator Samina Mumtaz Zehri said, “Pakistan is located in the most densely populated region in the world. Air pollution is the biggest problem in the region and the air pollution in these countries is increasing day by day and it is the fastest growing region.

Climate change is happening and the seasons are intensifying,” she pointed out. She added, “Pakistan suffers from severe air pollution and various lung and throat diseases are increasing day by day. It is the simplest solution to eliminate air pollution.

Senator Samina Mumtaz Zehri said planting more and more trees will not only make the surrounding environment nice and clean, but also help control pollution.

“Balochistan is about half of Pakistan, or 43%, and we all need to commit to protecting the environment of half of Pakistan. Twenty-one percent of Balochistan is desert while other regions are covered in mountains, coastal strips and natural forests. Quetta the largest city in Balochistan is surrounded by natural beauty, meets the requirements that we should protect this natural beauty and more, trees should be planted in those areas of Balochistan where trees can be planted, and for this we , along -With the government, we must all play our part in saving the ozone layer and in the coming days, climate change, to be competitive,” she concluded.

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