Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmore is visiting Chitral these days. She is accompanied by the staff of the Embassy. She visited the Environmental Academy in Upper Chitral District. Exchanged views on climate change with Shah Saud, Deputy Commissioner, Upper Chitral District, and Shehzad Khan, Assistant Commissioner, Upper Chitral, she also met at a local guest house in Bonni and discussed climate change and its impact on Chitral.
The High Commissioner hiked with local students on the hill of Qakilsht.
Later, she met the students playing ice hockey in Junali coach. There was land through the river which has been washed away by the floods and now people used to hunt ducks here but due to severe cold this water has been frozen and turned into ice local students play ice hockey on it. The High Commissioner spent a few moments with the students and encouraged them. High commissioner Wendy Gilmore said that environmental pollution is a global problem and we must all work together to tackle this challenge with the best strategies and precautions. “It’s a special area and a very beautiful place,” she said.
“We should all be aware of climate change caused by environmental pollution,” she said. Canada is also one of the coldest countries where we are affected twice but in Pakistan there are Hindu Kush and Karakoram ranges which are affected by climate change. We have come to Chitral to meet and interact with the local community so that awareness can be created among them and we can all work together to find a solution to this problem . “Climate change is a global problem and we will all work together to tackle it with the best strategy, because we cannot prevent natural disasters, but with precautionary measures, the damage can be minimized,