An Emergency Resolution To Highlight The Unprecedented Havoc Caused By Devastated Flood In Pakistan To Be Presented In The Next Session Of The IPU Conference In Rwanda Says NA Speaker
Tuesday, 13th September, 2022
THE SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION OF THE IPU-SEMINAR IS A STRIKING EFFORT TO HIGHLIGHT DEVASTATION CAUSED BY RECENT FLOOD IN PAKISTAN: SPEAKER RAJA PERVIAZ ASHRAF
Islamabad; 13th September 2022: In a bid to highlight the unprecedented havoc caused by recent devastating Flood, the successful organization of IPU seminar is a remarkable effort of National Assembly of Pakistan. An emergency resolution will be presented in the context of the devastating flood in Pakistan in the next meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Rwanda.
This resolution is to present a forceful demand that developed countries must compensate for irreparable socio-economic losses due to climate change in developing countries. Speaker of the National Assembly, Raja Pervez Ashraf expressed these views while addressing the inaugural Session 3rd IPU Seminar of Parliaments of Asia-Pacific to achieve Sustainable Development Goals at Parliament House today.
While addressing the Seminar, the President of IPU announced to support Pakistan at all international forums. In the recent floods, Pakistan's economy suffered a colossal loss of 18 Billion Dollars and more than 3 thousand people lost their lives. In addition to this, Health, Education, Communication and Electricity systems were badly affected.
Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf raised a question to the international community that who would compensate irretrievable losses caused by climate change as Pakistan and other developing countries have less than 1% share in environmental degradation, but 90% of the shattering consequences are being faced by these countries.
The developed countries of the world, responsible for due to which the environmental damage, must remember that the building of their development is standing on the destruction of the developing countries. This injustice cannot be tolerated. International equality and equitable sharing of the fruits of development are essential for international peace.