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22 October 2008
Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN joins Friends of Indus Forum

“Indus River has been synonymous for life for thousands of years but now human activities have damaged the entire river system, which has now jeopardized the survival of a large number of human as well as wildlife population.” This was stated by Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Hussain Haroon, while speaking to a delegation of Indus for All Programme at the time of his joining the Friends of Indus Forum in Karachi.

He further said that the reduction in the flow of water, one of the main factors of the damage to the ecosystem, has ruined the economy of the entire river basin. In addition to the human factor, natural phenomena like cyclones also wreak havoc every now and then in the deltaic area. He lauded the efforts of WWF-Pakistan for its strives to conserve natural resources. He urged all sections of society to come forward in the strive for the revival of the past status of this once mighty river which is still the main source of life and livelihood for millions of people as well as a large population of wildlife. He assured WWF-Pakistan of his cooperation in the future. Nasir Ali Panhwar and Rab Nawaz presented an Indus for All Programme memento to Mr. Haroon on the occasion.

On this occasion, WWF’s representatives Nasir Ali Panhwar and Rab Nawaz briefed Mr. Hussain Haroon about the Forum and the Indus for All Programme. They said that the Forum has been formed to reduce the threats to Indus river and its associated ecosystems; raise voice for the revival of lost habitats; provide policy advice to the government and the interested groups and; promote traditional conservation systems.


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