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Pakistan helping Saudi Arabia to set up climate centre

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is collaborating with Saudi Arabia to establish a climate change centre and numerical model of predictions of severe weather.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), two of its climate change experts left for Riyadh on Monday to help Saudi Meteorological Agency in developing the weather system models.

“It is for the first time that climate change experts from Pakistan will serve in the Saudi Meteorological Agency. Saudi Arabia is a potential candidate to be the Regional Climate Centre for West Asia for WMO,” Director General Met Dr. Ghulam Rasul said.

The climate experts tasked to establish the climate centres are Dr. Muhammad Afzaal, who is currently serving as Deputy Director (Research & Development Division, Islamabad) and Dr. Syed Faisal Saeed, Deputy Director at the Met Office.

Ghulam Rasool said that the officials were being sent to Riyadh on Saudi government’s request.