ISLAMABAD    -    Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday said that the climate justice demanded judicious and timely provision of climate funds as delay in disbursement of pledged funds for adaptation and mitigation could result in irreparable damage to the cause of achieving cleaner and greener world for all. National Assembly Speaker expressed these views in his meeting with Islamabad-based diplomats of the African Bloc of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU), at Parliament House, Islamabad. The meeting was aimed at garnering support of the IPU’s African Member Parliaments for National Assembly’s proposal of creation of global climate fund through a passage of resolution in the forthcoming 145th IPU Assembly in Rwanda from October 11-15. Speaker underscored that climate change was one of the greatest challenges of 21st century. He also said that it had played havoc in Pakistan; millions of people had lost their lives and livelihoods. “Today it is Pakistan but tomorrow it can be any other country”, he added. He stressed that it was essential to sensitize world about the existential threats faced by the developing nations both in Asia and Africa. He said that Pakistan was not asking for aids or assistance but its rightful share. He raised question that why Pakistan would bear brunt of climate change, caused by the actions of big polluters. He said that developed nations had to take responsibility for their inability to cut their carbon emissions . He also outlined that National Assembly of Pakistan had proposed an emergency item in forthcoming 145th International Parliamentary union Assembly in Rwanda from October 11-15,2022. The proposed item would call for climate justice coupled with creation of global climate fund for developing nations to combat climate induced catastrophes.