ISLAMABAD – Pakistan joins the world community today in observing Earth Hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm which hopes to create awareness for energy conservation, climate change, and global warming.

People around the world will show their concern about the future of the Earth by switching off their lights for one hour.

A ceremony is also scheduled to be held at the Parliament House at 8pm tonight in connection with Earth Hour.

Meanwhile, Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani said Pakistan will play its due role to improve the national climate change resilience, protect lives and livelihoods of the people.

In a message on the eve of Earth Hour, he said: “Movement is an attempt at protecting the environment and by small steps like these we aim to create the world with a better environment.”

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq also said that Pakistan’s Vision 2025 considers climate change as one of the top national priorities.

In his message on Earth Hour being commemorated the world over on Saturday, he urged parliamentarians and people to observe international Earth Hour by voluntarily switching off extra lights for one hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm.