Pakistani delegation led by Minister Zahid Hamid meets Secretary General of World Meteorological Organisation

Islamabad, December 09, 2015 (PPI-OT): Pak delegation meet WMO Secretary General Pakistan delegation led by Minister of Climate Change Mr. Zahid Hamid meets with Secretary General of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) at COP21 in Paris. Madam Zakia Shah Nawaz Minister of Environment from Punjab, Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan, Secretary Climate Change, Dr. Ghulam Rasul, Director General PMD and DG Climate Change also attended the meeting. Minister briefed him about climate vulnerabilities of Pakistan despite the least emitter including recurring floods, drought, heat waves, glacier retreat and sea level rise.

Secretary General WMO appreciated Pakistan’s role in global and regional climate initiatives in disaster risk reduction. He highlighted WMO Flash Flood Guiding System for Pakistan and South-Asia and UNESCO Indus flood project. In response to DG Met report of progress on flood and drought initiatives in Pakistan, Secretary General assured to continue support for Pakistan in improving the climate services.

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