PM APPROVES REVIVAL OF NCCW
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif approves
in-principle, revival of National Council for Conservation of
It is to be noted that NCCW is premier wildlife policy-making forum
that was made redundant during last government. NCCW will have
representation from all Provincial and will be based in Ministry of
Climate Change at the Federal level.
Revival of NCCW will help Pakistan meet international obligations
on controlling illegal wildlife trade and promoting conservation.
The decision is yet another major policy reform by Pro-Green Prime
Minister of Pakistan.
PM OVERSEES ECO ARRANGEMENTS
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a
preparatory meeting to review arrangements for the forthcoming 13th
summit of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to be held in
Islamabad from March 1, 2017. Senior officials and ministers of the
member countries of the council will meet from February 26 to 28 in
The Prime Minister was briefed on the agenda, likely outcomes, and
the arrangements made for the summit, so far. The PM was briefed
that Islamabad Declaration of the summit will focus on theme
‘Connectivity for Regional Prosperity’.
The briefing further elaborated that the 13th summit of the Council
is also expected to decide ECO’s vision 2025; including the core
principles of development, sustainability, regional integration and
achieving a conducive environment for people of the region to
realize their potential. The cooperation areas earmarked for the
summit consist of trade, transport & connectivity, energy, tourism,
economic growth & productivity, social welfare and environment.
Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, President Azerbaijan, President
Iran, President / Prime Minister Kazakhstan, Prime Minister
Kyrgyzstan, President Tajikistan, President Turkey, President
Turkmenistan and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan will represent
their countries at ECO’s summit. The PM directed to ensure all
necessary formalities and arrangements for the visiting