ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday urged the world community to take the practical steps to deal with the issue of climate change.
He expressed these views while addressing a ceremony organised to pay tributes to all the stakeholders including international partners for successful climate diplomacy at Sharm-al-Sheikh climate summit.
The prime minister appreciated the role of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and other government departments that worked continuously for making the world believe that we are seeking climate justice, not charity.
PM Shehbaz expressed deep gratitude to all those countries that came to help Pakistan with cash and kind during recent devastating floods. He said the contribution of all the friendly countries was most valuable in this hour of need.
He further said world must realise that Pakistan became the victim of something which has nothing to do with us as our share in Carbon emission is less than one percent.
In her address, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said Securing agreement on the establishment of loss and damage fund was our core objective at the COP-27.
On arrival at COP-27, Pakistan steered the group in securing inclusion of the item of financing loss and damage in COP’s agenda.
Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.
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