ISLAMABAD  -A Task Force on Climate Change, held its meeting here on Friday in the National Academy of Science under the chairmanship of Minister of State/ Advisor on Science & Technology planning Commission Dr. Ishfaq Ahead. The task force was established by the Planning Commission to address the challenges related to the phenomenon of climate change. The meeting was attended by the co-chair of the Task Force Shams ul Mulk, Ex-Chairman WAPDA, Ambassador Shafqat Kakakhel, Ex-Deputy Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme,  Khushnood Akhtar Lashari, Secretary Environment Govt. of Pakistan,  Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Director LEAD Pakistan, Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Director General Pakistan Meteorological Department, Daniyal Hashmi, WAPDA, Dr Aurangzeb Khan, Chief Environment Planning Commission and Dr. Arshad M. Khan, Executive Director Global Change Impact Study Center.  The members deliberated upon the terms of reference of the Task Force, its timeframe and a strategy to deliver them well, focusing on the impact of climate change on the key sectors of economy such as water (flood, drought and seasonal variability), food and agriculture, health, energy, fisheries and forests. An exploratory discussion was carried out to comprehend the scope of impact due to climate change, prioritizing areas that would need urgent attention to address the issues of climate change through mitigation and adaptation measures, and the need for institutional capacities & networking.  It was determined that the meetings of the Task Force on Climate Change will be held regularly to develop policy documents on the key areas. The next meeting will be held in the second week of November 2008.