Pakistan

Climate Change in Pakistan

Global Climate Change resulting from an increasing concentration of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere has become an accepted and major theme in today‘s world.  According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the average temperature of the earth increased by 0.6°C over the last century and it is expected to further increase by 1.4 to 5.8ºC by the end of the current century.

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The Pakistan Green Party will have more than 100 candidates in local elections this year

The Green Party’s Chairperson, Liaquat Ali Sheikh, tells us about the upcoming local elections in Pakistan.

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Pakistan's Electoral System

Government Type:

Islamic Republic

Head of State: 

  • Mamnoon Hussain, President. 
  • Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister

Total number of Upper House Seats: 

104

Total number of Lower House Seats: 

342

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Global Greens concern about attack on Pakistan Green

Pakistan Greens Chair Liaquat Ali Shaikh, his wife and driver were attacked at gunpoint and robbed on June 19, 2013 in Hyerabad city, Sindh province, Pakistan. This follows the murder of a Greens activist during the Greens’ election campaign. Preceding this campaign Liaquat Shaikh was kidnapped and held for a week to deter him from continuing in Green politics. The Global Greens express grave concern at this latest attack and call for the Pakistan authorities to investigate thoroughly, including to determine whether the attack was politically motivated.
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Assassinat d'un militant du parti Vert au Pakistan

Liaquat Ali Shaikh (Pakistan) a ecrit:

Hier l'un des sympathisants du Parti Vert, M.Shahnawaz Panhwer a ete tue par des assassins non-identifies a Dadu, dans le province de Sindh.

Quelques jours avant son assassinat il avait organise a l'intention du candidat electoral du Parti Vert du PS-73 M.Imriaz Panhwer (qui soutenait le bloc de l'opposition politique contre le parti sortant) une grande assemblee publique dans son village. Sa femme nous a dit que deux personnes etaient venus lui demander qui il soutenait, et apres sa reponse ils lui ont tire dessus.

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Pakistan Green Party Activist's Assassination

The Asia Pacific Greens are appalled by the assassination of Shahanawaz Pahwer in Pakistan. We extend our condolences to Shahanawaz Pahwer's family, friends and people of Pakistan who like him also strive for social justice.

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UPDATE: Mr Liaquat Ali Shaikh released

The Global Greens welcome his release a few days ago but remain deeply disturbed about the circumstances of his detention, including being held incommunicado and without charge.
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Calls for Release of Liaquat Ali Shaikh

The Asia Pacific Greens Network (APGN) requests the release by the Pakistani authorities of Mr. Liaquat Ali Shaikh, Chairperson of the Pakistan Green Party. 

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Call for release of Mr Liaquat Ali Shaikh

The Global Greens today call on the Pakistan government to take all necessary steps to secure the release of Mr. Liaquat Ali Shaikh as a matter of urgency and express their grave concern at his detention. Mr Liaquat, Chairperson of the Pakistan Green Party and a member of the Global Greens Coordination, was detained on September 19, 2012 in Jacobabad City, Sindh Province, Pakistan, while overseeing the distribution of relief materials for flood-affected people.
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