Lahore -  Speakers at the launch of Climate Public Expenditure Review (CPER) have stressed the need for make collective efforts to cope with the challenge of climate change and allocate provincial financial resources appropriately.

The event was organised by Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences in collaboration with Oxfam Pakistan and Indus Consortium. Punjab Minister for environment Zakia Shahnawaz, Minister for Food Mr Bilal Yasin, PU’s Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, Oxfam’s Country Director Muhammad Qazilbash, Chairman Indus Consortium Jamshaid Fareed, CEES Principal Prof Dr Sajid Rashid, MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal.

Addressing the ceremony, Zakia said a comprehensive and the best policy would be finalised soon for protecting the environment . Bilal Yasin stressed the need for fighting food insecurity. He also listed his government’s project for the cause.

Zahid Butt said that the expansion of cities and establishment of housing societies were major reasons for environment pollution. Sharing findings of a research, Qazilbash said that women farmers were not getting the resources they needed to feed their families and communities and adapt to climate change.

Also, Punjab University and Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding for conducting investor education seminars for the enrolled students and to build the capacity of PU teachers through train the trainer programme.

The Punjab University Hailey College of Banking & Finance (HCBF) is organizing two-day international conference banking, insurance and business management (CBIBM). In this regard an inaugural ceremony will be held on Thursday (today) at 9:30am at HCBF.

Also, Punjab University Department of English Language & Literature will organize book launching ceremony of “Lahore, I am Coming” by Rizwan Akhter on Thursday (today) at 11am. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir will be the chief guest on the occasion