We should definitely like to see Pakistan without any environmental issues, but currently there are a lot of challenges, as infact we are growing at the rate of more than 8 percent in GDP and creating lots of economic opportunities, this is also growing stress and implications on environment, the constant growth in population is another massive challenge. As we grow economically, we have to decide at this point in time that we ensure better quality of life. At the end of the day, when we have more money but our quality of life suffers and we can’t breathe and drink pure water then it is not worth it.
Now the Government must gurantee that as we grow, we also ensure that the quality of life our citizens is made better and we, as a country, might be called an environment friendly country. The Government should announce the ‘National Environment Policy’ with considerably increase in the budget for environment. — Via email