STAFF REPORT FSD: FAISALABAD: In the wake of devastating floods across the country, that have caused billions of rupees loss to properties as well as wide agriculture lands in addition to human losses, scientists, policymakers and others have been urged to speed up their efforts to tackle the climate changes to mitigate the negative impacts of climate changes.

“The country is passing through difficult times as the floods had played havoc with the lives of the people and crops,” said Punjab Education and Law Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan while addressing an international seminar titled “Global changes and Pakistan perspective” arranged by the UAFs Agro Climatology Laboratory.

He urged upon scientists, policymakers and others speed up their efforts to tackle the climate changes, which are are causing devastations in the form of floods and drought.

He expressed the hope that the UAF scientists would prepare a comprehensive roadmap to deal with the climate changes issue. He said that the day would come when the UAF would emerge among top 10 universities of the world.

In his remarks, UAF VC Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that the mechanism on the basis of scientific methods was the need of hour to tackle the natural calamities.

Dr Ashfaq Chattha said that integrated approaches about water, climate and agriculture would help mitigate the sufferings. He called for developing the flood and rainwater harvesting mechanism to avert the losses.

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