Pakistan emphasizes to scale up investment in sustainable, resilient water infrastructure

Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has stressed the need to scale up investment in sustainable and resilient water infrastructure to ensure access to water for all.

Speaking at a virtual meeting organized by a 17-nation ‘Group of Friends Water’ and Tajikistan, Pakistan’s deputy permanent representative to the UN Aamir Khan also called for addressing water problems such as floods and drought in a timely and holistic manner.

He said water is the core of sustainable development, and pivotal for poverty eradication and economic growth around the world. The Pakistan envoy said as a lower-riparian country, Pakistan’s engagement and commitment with water-related goals, including SDG 6, is longstanding and unwavering.

Given the importance of water and glaciers, Pakistan has also announced its support for the initiative of Tajikistan to declare 2025 as the ‘Year of Glaciers’.

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