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Climate change serious threat to human life: PM Nawaz

Updated November 28, 2015

VALLETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said climate change poses a serious threat to humans across the globe, reported Radio Pakistan.

While addressing the Commonwealth Summit on Climate Change in Malta, he said Pakistan experienced mighty floods in 2010 and 2011 owing to changing climate in the region. He called for provision of the latest technology and other resources for implementation of decisions during the conference in letter and spirit.

The premier said assistance should be provided to underdeveloped countries to overcome challenges faced due to climate change.

He said Pakistan was facing the brunt of climate change, adding that the Himalayan glaciers were melting faster than those in other parts of the world.

"We are adopting environment-friendly policies to overcome climate degradation."

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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also attended a banquet hosted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for the heads of government of Commonwealth countries and their spouses.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz accompanied the premier at the dinner, which was also attended by members of the Royal family.

PM to attend UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris on Monday.

Briefing newsmen in Islamabad about the mega event, Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid said the prime minister will also deliver a speech at the Leaders Event that day.

He said during the Paris conference Pakistan will highlight its vulnerability to the prevailing and future threats emanating from climate change.

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