Saturday marks World Environment Day, with #Pakistan acting as global host for the day. The theme this year is “Ecosystem Restoration.” Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated Pakistan on holding the event. President Xi has consistently spoken of the relationship between man and nature and called for efforts to protect nature and the environment. He said, “Only together can we effectively address global environmental issues, and achieve the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).
Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.