Pakistan could face drought by 2025: Sherry

Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman on Wednesday said the whooping impacts of climate change are putting pressure on the country’s water resources, which need to be conserved as it could cause drought in the country till 2025.

The federal minister released a short documentary of over two minutes elaborating on the environmental hazards faced by the country due to global warming and climate change. Sherry said the environmental crisis has become the biggest challenge of the 21st century. “Environmental degradation has become a crisis for the entire world and Pakistan has come to the forefront of environmental crisis. We will have to consider that Pakistan is simultaneously facing three crises of climate change, natural degradation and rising pollution,” she underlined.

In the short documentary, the minister precisely highlighted the multifaceted risks of natural calamities faced by the country. “We will have to protect our water resources, rivers, oceans, air and land from increasing pollution. Our rivers are not only our assets but a guarantee of our food, economy and ecology’s survival. If we fail to protect our rivers then Pakistan will face water scarcity by 2025,” she said.

“We are witnessing an abnormal rise in temperature, forest fires, heat waves, drought, smog, and other environmental issues from our bare eyes,” she said.