PROTECTION OF OZONE LAYER.
This refers to Daily News 18th September 2015 celebrating the
preservation of the Ozone Layer organized by the Ministry of
Climate Change with remarks by Dr. Qamaruzzaman Choudhry giving the
good news of being able to restore the Ozone layer with global
cooperation. His remarks further pleased me and many others like me
that by mid this century the 1980 level of Ozone Layer shall be
restored. We the flood affected people of Pakistan in general and
the people of Chitral, the worst hit people in particular are very
happy to see this news from Dr. Qamaruzzaman.
For information of Ministry of Climate Change Islamabad Pakistan,
Chitral, a district located in the extreme north of KPK came under
worst hit by glacial lake outburst and flash flood in July & August
2015. 575 residential houses were completely demolished & buried
under boulders and mud and another 462 houses were partially
damaged with a large size of plain land with standing crops and
orchard. Infrastructures like roads, bridges, irrigation channels
pipelines and distribution lines of electricity were destroyed.
Hydel Power House at Reshun was destroyed and said not repairable.
Quite a large number of villages in upper Chitral are plunged in to
darkness. About 500 families are now living in tents with relief
Celebrating the preservation of the Ozone Layer day, the people of
Chitral held meeting in Peshawar (Reference
dated 23rd September 2015) and agreed to work hard at local level
for protection of Ozone Layer and at the same time agreed to start
a campaign to “Protect Chitral Protect Pakistan” and also presented
a charter of demand to Ministry of Climate Change and other
concerned stakeholders at District, Divisional, Provincial and at
Central level to come up and ensure that they are fulfilling their
jobs using their assigned authorities honestly for protection of
Chitral and Pakistan.
This is the right as well as the high time that Ministry of Climate
Change should organize Seminars at District level or at least at
Divisional level in KPK and in Gilgit Baltistan giving alert to the
people motivating them to cooperate campaign to protect their
villages and Pakistan of GLOF and Flash Flood destruction.