Syed Yusuf raza Gilani,
Prime Minister of pakistan
(For Earth Hour- 2011 on 26th March, 2011)
The observance of Earth Hour 2011 at the highest level demonstrates our solidarity with environmentally conscious people across the globe. The Government of Pakistan is officially endorsing Earth Hour and believes that Earth Hour provides an opportunity for collective symbolic action across the country. This is meant to show the world our respect to the Earth, which sustains life for human as well as other living beings.
I urge Pakistan's environmental conservationists, at all levels, to participate freely in this innovative global initiative. In doing so, they will ensure that our country reiterates its wholehearted commitment to the collective resolve of managing Pakistan's many environmental challenges while collaborating actively in similar initiatives in the sub-region and the world at large.
I invite all of you to join the Government of Pakistan to observe the Earth Hour by switching off all the unnecessary lights and appliances from 8: 30 pm to 9: 30 pm on the night of March 26th and show your commitment to make this planet a better place to live in. Leaving a better place for our succeeding generations is both our individual and collective responsibility.