Pakistan to sign Climate Change pact at high-level ceremony Friday


NEW YORK, April 21 (APP): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan will, on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted by more than 190 countries in December last, at a high-level ceremony on Friday at UN Headquarters in New York.

Nisar Ali Khan, who was speaking to US-based Pakistani media on Wednesday evening, said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has asked him to stay back in New York, where he was leading Pakistan’s delegation to the UN General Assembly’s Special Session on the world drug problem, to sign the agreement. The 193-member
Assembly’s session is due to end Thursday evening.

More than 150 countries are expected sign the “historic” Paris agreement at the ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.