Pak govt to launch multi-billion-dollars initiative to protect Indus River

Updated: Sep 29 2022 10:36PM

Islamabad, Sep 29 (PTI) The Pakistan government is set to launch a mega multi-billion-dollar climate initiative to protect the mighty Indus River, the cradle of the great civilisations of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, from environmental degradation and anthropogenic activities, a senior minister announced on Thursday.

The ‘Living Indus Initiative’ will protect the river, its marine ecology, and the communities dependent on it, Sherry Rehman, the Minister for Climate Change, said.

“The Living Indus Initiative will cost USD 11-17 billion. We will try to manage it through the fiscal facilities available,” she said at a press conference.