ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has vowed on Monday that an efficient local bodies (LB) system is also being introduced in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces.
He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the launch of Clean Green Pakistan Index in Islamabad. The prime minster said that this LB system envisages empowerment of the people at the grassroots level. He said the elected representatives at the village level will also be made part of the regional level competitions on environmental indicators.
PM Khan said that ‘Naya Pakistan’ will come in mind first than to earth. “When we decide to change, God will also bless on us. We are introducing the historic local bodies system,” he said.
PM launches Clean, Green Pakistan Index in 19 cities
Imran Khan has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to make Pakistan clean and green with the support of masses. “It aims at improving overall green and clean outlook of the Pakistani cities by kicking off competition amongst them on various indicators,” he added.
The premier said every segment of the society including the administration, the elected representatives and the youth should become part of the clean and green initiative to fight environmental degradation and protect the future of this country.
He said it was due to the participation of the people, adding, “We planted one billion trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over a period of five years. Now we will make the entire country green with particular focus on the cities where specific areas will be identified for plantation. He further said that the government will gradually increase funds for this campaign.
PM terms pollution as silent killer
Describing the pollution as the silent killer, the premier regretted that Lahore has become the second or third most polluted cities in the world as no effort was made in the past to protect its environment. He said the last ten years saw the city losing seventy percent of its green cover.
said this country is blessed with immense resources including twelve climatic zones, fertile land and natural resources. “We need to value these resources in order to help the country stand on its own feet,” he added. He said given the immense beauty of the country, it will be made a destination for tourism.