LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that a comprehensive system of cleanliness will be introduced in cities and rural areas of the province on the permanent basis under clean & green Pakistan campaign. He said that this campaign is a praiseworthy initiative to provide a clean and hygienic environment to the people.
In his message issued here on Monday on the occasion of initiation of cleanliness week under clean & green Pakistan campaign, Usman Buzdar said that this program depicts the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan adding that all the segments of the society should play their role in this regard. It is sanguine that cleanliness week will be celebrated in hospitals and other medical institutions as well.
He said that trees plantation is a social service and keeping in view its importance, students and others should proactively take part in this campaign. In the first phase, he said that clean & green Pakistan campaign has been started in 1000 rural localities of 107 union councils and trees plantation will also be conducted in all the districts through forest department.
The Chief Minister said that a target of planting more than one million saplings has been fixed through local government department in metropolitan cooperation, municipal corporations and rural union councils. One lakh and eleven thousand acres of state land have been retrieved from squatters during the anti-encroachment campaign, he added.
A land data-bank will be set up for best use of retrieved land, Usman Buzdar said adding that the trees plantation has been started on the recovered land which will be utilized for increasing the forest area in the province.