ISLAMABAD: Ken O’Flaherty, Regional Ambassador of Climate Change of UK for Asia-Pacific and South Asia, called on Federal Minister for Energy Muhammad Hammad Azhar here Tuesday.

The minister for energy reiterated that Pakistan was committed to play a leadership role in the fight against climate issues by taking exemplary and massive steps including successful campaign of planting 10 billion trees, developing indigenous renewable energy sources and concentrating on green energy projects.

He further added that apart from the projects in pipeline, future power projects would be renewable energy based. Azhar also underscored the need to work on mutual cooperation in the field of renewable energy technology and capacity building of human resource in order to harness the available potential of RE in the country.

KEN lauded and acknowledged the commitment of Pakistan towards mitigating climate change challenges being faced by the region. He was hopeful that the steps taken by the incumbent government would go a long way in ameliorating the climatic conditions at the regional level in particular and global level in general.