Islamabad (March 24, 2018): The Earth Hour will be observed in Pakistan tonight from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm during which the lights of the Parliament House will also be switched off.
The event is aimed at ensuring the environment friendly world for the upcoming generations.
In his message on the occasion of Earth Hour being commemorated all over the world on March 24, 2018, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that the world was experiencing diverse impacts of climate change more than ever and it was important to empower people to become part of climate change initiatives.The speaker remarked that in pursuit of reducing emissions, the parliament of Pakistan had become the first ever parliament completely powered by solar energy. He added that under the Net-Metering License, the parliament has contributed surplus electricity to the national grid.
The speaker highlighted that various environment friendly initiatives at the Parliament House have been taken.Sardar Ayaz Sadiq asserted that Pakistan’s experience should be emulated by the global community to address genuine climate concerns.
“People are on the front lines of climate change. The Earth Hour reminds us that individual and global community actions can prove to be a milestone to transform the climate challenges and protect generations to come,” he said.
The speaker said Pakistan’s Vision 2025 considered climate change as one of the top national priorities and provided a sound base to integrate climate change budgeting into national development planning.Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Khan Sanjrani remarked that these small steps demonstrate our resolve to work towards conservation of the environment.