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     September 27,  2015

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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 goods.

Celebrating the preservation of the Ozone Layer day, the people of Chitral held meeting in Peshawar (Reference www.chitraltimes.com  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.

Liaquat Ali
Dolomutch Chitral.
 

 

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