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PM urges country to join the government’s Green Pakistan project



Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif urged provincial governments, civic society, and all individuals to collaborate with the government in its efforts to achieve a sustainable and environmentally friendly Pakistan.

Today is focused on making strategic investments for our future. “I implore the country to harmonize their endeavors in protecting this priceless asset and guarantee its efficient management for our future generations,” he stated in a message commemorating the International Day of Forests in 2024.

According to him, Pakistan participated in observing the International Day of Forests 2024 alongside the rest of the world.

The subject for this year, “Forests and Innovations: New Solutions for a Better World,” emphasizes the importance of utilizing technological advancements to tackle the increasing challenges faced by our forests.

The prime minister emphasized that innovations have the potential to effectively address the concerns of deforestation, habitat degradation, and climate change while also promoting the sustainable restoration, protection, management, and utilization of forests.

According to him, Pakistan’s forest cover accounts for less than 5 percent of its entire area, and approximately 1.5 percent of these forests are lost each year. This significant loss has severe effects on Pakistan’s biodiversity, environment, and agriculture.

As one of the countries most affected by climate change, he emphasized that climate-related incidents are occurring increasingly frequently and causing immense destruction in Pakistan. This highlights the critical importance of preserving our native woods.

“This has become crucial for our nation’s survival.”

The government is commencing the next stage of the Green Pakistan Initiative, a project initially initiated by the PMLN-led government in 2016. The primary goal of this initiative is to enhance forest coverage and actively conserve biodiversity in Pakistan. In its upcoming phase, the Green Pakistan Initiative aims to further improve forest coverage, protect wildlife habitats, and contribute to carbon sequestration.

“Considering the significant role that forests play in the environment, we should make a firm commitment to safeguard and preserve them.” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reiterated the government’s unwavering dedication to taking all essential measures to protect and enhance forest coverage in Pakistan.

“We will guarantee the protection of our vital forest ecosystems throughout Pakistan, as they are essential for the sustenance of our nation’s livelihood and environmental well-being,” he stated.

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Punjabi bakers decide to charge Rs. 15 for “roti.”




The bread, known as roti, will be sold for Rs 15 by the bakers association.

During their discussion, the association promised Food Minister Bilal Yasin that the rate of roti will be reduced.

The minister was there when Association President Aftab Gul recorded a video message committing to sell rotis for Rs15 each.

According to him, the administration decided to lower the rate of flour. He continued, saying that the group was supporting the government hand in hand to stop inflation.

The price of flour has been drastically lowered, according to Food Minister Bilal, to help the populace. He stated, “the government aimed at providing quality and affordable bread to the masses.”

He said that the recent reduction of Rs 1,200 in the price of flour was the biggest drop in the commodity’s prices in the nation’s history.

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Day four of the AJK inflation protest begins as talks come to a standstill.




Following the collapse of talks between the Awami Action Committee and the AJK government on Sunday, the shutdown strike and protests in Azad Kashmir over rising flour and energy costs started their fourth day on Monday.

The ongoing shutdown and wheeljam strike would continue until their demands are fulfilled, according to the Awami Action Committee.

AAC-led march on state capital Muzaffarabad today has brought the valley to a near stop. The caravans are coming from many AJK cities, and they are headed towards Rawalakot. The march is being caused by the impasse in the negotiations.

Reportedly, the demonstrators have blocked the 40-kilometer Kohala–Muzaffarabad Road, which connects Kohala Town and Muzaffarabad, multiple times.

Traffic on main thoroughfares and roads has decreased, and large police contingents have been stationed at strategic points and roundabouts.

After fighting broke out between the police and demonstrators in Mirpur on Saturday, which left one policeman dead and numerous others injured, the AJK government dispatched Rangers.

Everything is completely suspended, including internet and cellular services, business, and education.

Under the pretext of talks, Awami Action Committee leader Sardar Umar Nazir Kashmiri has charged that the administration is using deceptive methods.

Apart from the flour subsidy, he continues, the administration will not budge on any other demand.


All parties involved have been asked by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Zardari to use moderation and engage in discussions to find a solution. According to both, the demonstrators in Azad Kashmir should have their legitimate demands met.

The issue in AJK will be the topic of a significant meeting that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is calling today, Monday.

The skirmishes between the demonstrators and the AJK police caused anxiety for the premier on Sunday.

Speaking with Chaudhry Anwarul Haq, the prime minister of AJK, he said he also gave the office-bearers of the All-Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in AJK instructions to speak with the leaders of the Awami Action Committee.

Olive Branch is offered by AJK PM.

Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Chaudhry Anwarul Haq stated on Sunday that his administration was ready to lessen the burden of exorbitant grain and energy costs.

Regarding Saturday’s meetings with the demonstrators, Prime Minister Haq declared, “We are determined to implement the agreement we have reached with the Awami Action Committee.”

Politicians, according to Haq, have found solutions to issues through discussion and “we are ready to talk with the Awami Action Committee at any level and the demands related to the government of Pakistan will be raised before the federation.”

In order to ease the burden of rising flour and power prices, he also expressed a willingness to modify the development budget if needed.

The AJK prime minister stated that his government’s first priority was ensuring public safety, and he further stated that no force was applied to the demonstrators.

Sub-inspector Adnan Qureshi was killed in a confrontation with demonstrators in Mirpur, and hundreds of people attended his funeral on Monday.

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Today’s National Assembly session is scheduled.




The National Assembly (NA) will meet today (Monday) at the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari.

At 4:00 p.m., the National Assembly will convene in the federal capital at Parliament House. The meeting’s agenda has been released by the assembly secretariat.

As per Article 54(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President has the authority to call a session of the National Assembly.

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