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PM’s adviser appeals for active participation in national cleanliness campaign

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has appealed for active participation in national cleanliness campaign.

The adviser, in a statement, said the campaign is a movement to make Pakistan clean and green through changing people’s mindsets and behaviours.

He said that through this drive they will focus on five key areas which include tree plantation, solid and water waste management, building new toilets especially in remote areas, sanitation and hygiene.

He said that environment is the foremost priority agenda of the government and is been rigorously pursued since day one.

He said that unfortunately Pakistan is amongst those top seven countries which are badly affected by climate change, and the agriculture sector is facing the adverse effects as growing seasons have also shifted.

He further said that people residing in Islamabad are also facing water scarcity issues. Therefore, the government would launch a pilot project of water storage in the federal capital, which would be the first project in the Recharge Pakistan’ drive and will further expand it to the national level.

PM Imran launches ‘Clean and Green’ campaign

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the countrywide ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign, and urged people from across the social strata to make it a success by actively participating in it.

The prime minister had vowed to make Pakistan a clean and green country by stretching the campaign to every part of the country.

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The first aspect of the drive is spreading awareness among people, especially children, about the importance of sanitation and thus incorporate a lesson in this regard in school syllabus.

Furthermore, he said, that people will be given awareness about dumping sites, and that the government will overcome load shedding by generating electricity from trash.

On October 13, PM Imran launched the campaign in Islamabad promising ten billion trees countrywide in next five years. He assured that Pakistan would serve as the best example for world being the ‘clean and green’ country after five years.

The decision to launch a cleanliness drive across the country was taken during a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) presided over by the prime minister in September.

President Dr Arif Alvi also appealed to the nation to extend full cooperation in realising the cherished goal of ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign.

The president wrote a letter to all political parties and chief ministers of all provinces  and urged them to play an active role in the drive. He emphasised that they had a vital role in raising awareness among the masses and in collectively addressing the challenges facing the nation by adopting a holistic approach.

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