- Malik urges UN to bring international laws to protect earth from further degradation
Malik Urges UN To Bring International Laws To Protect Earth From Further Degradation
Sumaira FH 3 months ago Thu 22nd April 2021 | 09:23 PM
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator A Rehman Malik on Thursday urged the United Nations to bring international laws to protect the mother earth from further degradation
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Apr, 2021 ) :Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator A Rehman Malik on Thursday urged the United Nations to bring international laws to protect the mother earth from further degradation.
Addressing at a Webinar on "Restore Our Earth" on the occasion of Earth Day organized by Youth Council Pakistan which was attended by a large number of young environmental activists, diplomats, scientists and participants from across the globe.
At outset, Rehman Malik said that Allah Almighty has made mankind superior in all creation and the significance of the earth lies in the fact that Allah placed His superior creatures on the earth, and for him, every kind of food and water come from the earth.
He said that mankind has the responsibility to ensure safe custody of the environment but we failed to do so.
Rehman Malik said that Earth Day is a reminder of our responsibility to undertake concerted efforts to protect the earth from further deterioration as caused by the merciless manipulation of the ecosystem and misbalancing forces of nature.
"The theme of earth day for this year is 'Restore Our Earth' which highlights the adverse impacts we have caused to our earth and we need to restore it to its original shape," he added.
He said the effects of global warming are already bringing harm to human beings, plants, and animals adding further temperature rise will have devastating impacts.
"Each year, more than one billion people from the globe participate in Earth Day-related activities but the question arises as to what practically we are doing to protect the planet from further degradation," he said.
He said that the government should devise policies and plans, among others, for disaster management, environmental protection, protection of forests and wildlife, to tackle the rising challenge of environmental degradations.
He emphasized that on Earth Day, "Let us reaffirm our pledge towards creating a better planet for our future generations and let us show our resolve to work together to 'Restore our Earth'. He said that we need to increase green cover and protecting biodiversity in the country so let every citizen of Pakistan plant at least one tree yearly."Rehman Malik said few simple things every citizen can do to help in the protection of our mother earth. He said those include educating the people about their responsibilities, conserve the water, clean up the surrounding, use long-lasting light bulbs, plant maximum trees, don't send chemicals into our waterways, choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and offices, and bike more while driving less.
He highly appreciated Muhammad Shehzad Khan, Maria Jadoon, Assad Khan, Arsalan Khan, Muntaha Talat, and Suleman of Pakistan Youth Council for organizing an impressive event on such important topic "Restore Our Earth". He said that he is with Youth Council Pakistan and will support in every aspect.