Mushahid terms floods inflection point

Senate Standing Committee on Defence Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed on Saturday said what happened in Pakistan this summer was an inflection point for Pakistan and the entire World.

Speaking during a panel discussion titled "Is Adaptation The New Climate Normal" held in the Pakistan Pavilion at COP27 Sharm El-Sheikh, Senator Mushahid Hussain highlighted that Climate Change was a "borderless issue", according to a news release.

Referring to Climate Justice and Climate Financing, he termed the two issues as a priority and a collective responsibility towards humanity.

Responding to a question on political debate regarding climate crisis, the senator recalled his first public hearing of the climate change committee in 2014 which he organised in Pakistan Parliament, wherein he stressed for redefining national security towards people centric approach.

The National Security Policy was adopted in consultation with all the stakeholders is leading to a paradigm shift and redefinition of national security.

Now, the focus is more towards human security, environmental security, livelihoods, health, population and education of the people.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed commended UN Secretary General for becoming an advocate of Climate Justice. At global level, he demanded the major powers should shift their focus from geo-politics to humanitarian issues.

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