Global efforts to combat climate change

It is right to save the future for humanity. It is wrong to pollute this earth and destroy the climate life balance. It is right to give hope to the future generation.

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

 

Last Friday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from holding office because of his failure to make disclosures of his assets. The Court held that the Prime Minister’s assets were “disproportionate to his known means of income.” Within hours of the ruling, Mr. Sharif resigned from office. The ruling came after months of investigations and hearings into the finances of the Sharif family. This was triggered by the Panama Papers documents leak which showed that the Sharif family owned expensive apartments in London through offshore companies. The Court also ordered Pakistan’s anti-corruption body to file corruption charges against Sharif, his two sons and daughter in the next six weeks for concealing their assets…..

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Global efforts to combat climate change (Final Part)

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Global efforts to combat climate change (Part II)

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Acting in good faith and in the public interest (Part II)

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