Pakistani PM Imran Khan approves green stimulus package across the country
*ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan approved ‘Green Stimulus’ package as part of government’s efforts to extend green cover in the country and to create job opportunities for the youth of the country especially in the wake of COVID-19 crisis.*
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said that addressing climatic issues and enhancing green cover of the country was among the foremost priorities of the government.
“Green Stimulus Package, especially the Green Nigehbaan initiative, will offer employment opportunities to the youth and will help in promoting the objectives of Clean and Green Pakistan. At the same time, the prime minister continued, it will enable daily wagers earn their living with dignity during recent situation arising out of COVID-19,” he said.
PM Imran Khan directed that all stakeholders, including provincial governments, international bodies should be engaged to enhance the scope of the program and create additional jobs.
He ordered Ministry of Climate Change to prepare a plan of action for engaging international community under Debt for Nature Swap program to convert part of country’s debt into grant for greater plantation and environment protection activities.