12 September 2022
The MoS stressed that Pakistan, despite contributing less than 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions, was bearing the brunt of climate crisis. She underlined the urgent need for unified and decisive action by the international community to combat climate change and enhance climate financing to build resilience, especially in vulnerable developing countries. The MOS further emphasized that, although the government was engaged in rescue and relief efforts, reconstruction and rehabilitation will require effective mobilization and long-term commitment of resources on part of the international community.
Mr. Sajjan maintained that Canada was committed towards supporting Pakistan in dealing with aftermath of the floods and its efforts to build climate-resilient structures. Minister Sajjan is leading a Canadian delegation to Pakistan to assess the level of devastation caused by floods. The delegation also includes 3 Pakistani-origin Members of Canadian Parliament namely Ms. Iqra Khalid, Ms. Salma Zahid, and Mr. Shafqat Ali.
A delegation led by Canada’s Minister of International Development, Mr. Harjit Sajjan, called on Minister of State Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, today. Minister Sajjan expressed his deep sympathies for the flood victims and hoped for early rehabilitation and reconstruction.
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