Minister of Environment Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi of Pakistan

Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi was elected as member to the Senate of Pakistan in Feb, 2003.
Minister for Environment, Hamidullah Jan Afridi is presently leading the Pakistan delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland.
Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi has asked the Khushal Pakistan Program (KPP) to develop pilot project for setting up Environment Friendly Model Villages in different parts of the country including FATA and Northern Areas.
Hameed ullah Jan Afridi said on Tuesday Monitoring system would be strengthened to ensure transparency in utilization of funds and timely execution of the development projects.
Hameedullah Jan Afridi was apprised that the Ministry has already framed National Policies on Environment, Sanitation and Energy while a draft National Drinking Water Policy has been sent to provinces for comments.
KARACHI: The forestland in use for non-forest purposes would be retrieved and environmental laws would be amended to ensure the implementation of environmental policies in letter and spirit, said Federal Minister for Environment, Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi.
Afridi said the syllabus for inclusion of the environment subject in the curriculum of the educational institutions is being finalized in consultation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Commission.
Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi said Pakistan is facing a number of environmental challenges due to accelerated economic and demographic changes.
Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi said Government is committed to initiate new projects for development of the forests so as to mitigate the environmental threats in the area.
Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi said that strong political will is warranted for clean and better environment.
Afridi said that where these benefits could boost the economy and provide food security there are unknown fears like health and environmental implications, which become more significant particularly in case of developing countries like Pakistan.
Afridi said that bio-technology, its dynamics and rapidly evolving scientific research, has created need for GM applications in agriculture, health, industry and environment.
Federal Minister for Environment Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi has said Pakistan greatly values its relations with African countries.
Afridi said the principle stand against colonialism was supported by Pakistan at international forums, especially the United Nations.
Federal Minister for Environment, Hameed ullah Jan Afridi has called upon the scientific community, representatives of civil society and regulators to take responsibility of safeguard agricultural resources and human health by adopting new genetically modified organisms.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (inp): Federal Minister for Environment Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi has said that The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the UN System in Pakistan has developed a comprehensive Joint Programme on Environment which will be implemented during 2009-10 to protect, conserve and improve the environment in line with the national priorities and international commitments.
Hameed ullah Jan Afridi said on Monday Government is committed to provide relief to the people and is implementing 100 day crash Programme for Energy Conservation to minimize the load shedding in the country.
From Pakistan Press International Information Services Limited) Peshawar-Feb 27--(PPI)--FATA Senator Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi has Friday stressed upon the government to grant contracts of development works in tribal areas to local contractors and said that this would help to reduce unemployment in the areas.
Speaking on the occasion, Afridi said that mass awareness and education have been identified as the focal points of the One UN Reform Programme.
Afridi said that the curriculum for environmental education from primary to class nine level has been developed, while a curriculum community has been formed to tune the syllabus.
Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi was the chief guest at the occasion.
Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi has said that the Ministry of Environment would launch a comprehensive media campaign to celebrate 2009 as the Year of Environment as announced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.