Pakistan can face horrible effects of water shortage

ISLAMABAD: Horrible shortage of water is looming over the country as experts believe that Pakistan may run out of water by 2025 if solid measures were not taken.

The warning came at a seminar organized by the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Climate Change.

Nasser Memon, CEO Strengthening Participatory Organization and Malik Amin Aslam Global Vice President International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) were the keynote speakers.

They said Pakistan may run out of water by 2025, and if solid measures were not taken the country can face horrible effects.

The speakers said climate change is global phenomena but Pakistan is in top five countries badly affected by the weather trends.

Memon said that in 20th century the global average of sea level increased 10 to 20cm and snow cover reduced one to two days per year. He said that during past 40 years 1333 climate incidents like floods, heat, rain etc happened and one million were killed and 2.4 billion were affected by these incidents.

Malik Amin said that Pakistan is in danger zone as for as climate change is concerned. He was the view that water has become national security issue for Pakistan. He said that Pakistan has 2.1% deforestation ratio which is highest in the world.

He suggested to create awareness among masses and stressed that tree plantation must be made mandatory for every Pakistani.

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