Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated clean and green index Punjab and clean and green Punjab campaign at 90-SQA and took oath from DCs for the success of both campaigns. He also got registered at the portal as a clean and green champion. Addressing the gathering, Usman Buzdar said that climate change, smog and natural calamities are affecting cities and overcoming them has become a major challenge.
Prime Minister Imran Khan raised voice against climate change at the international forum while Punjab government is following the vision of clean and green Pakistan. Local governments have been established under Punjab Local Government Act and Commissioners and DCs have been given the charge of administrators. He said that administrative officers will have to set new trends for clean and green Punjab so that the elected representatives could take the administrative officers as role models.
He said that healthy competition would be held with regard to the clean and green program among 319 local governments and clean and green Punjab competitions are being held in the province on the pattern of the federal government. 12 districts in Punjab province and seven KPK districts have been chosen for national-level competitions, he added. He said that decision would be made about the performance of 319 local governments in cleanliness competitions on the basis of their performance which would be based on seven points and best performing districts and their administration would be appreciated at the national and local level. Such types of competitions will also be held in other districts in Punjab, he added.
The green development program is being started in collaboration with World Bank to increase the number of trees, he said. He asked the field officers to deliver so that Punjab could lead to the clean and green campaign. Punjab government would provide every possible support as it is an important project which can never be ignored, he added.
Advisor to PM Malik Amin Aslam said that planting ten billion trees program has proved very successful in KPK and Punjab is also vigorously taking part in trees’ plantation program. Law Minister Raja Basharat and Housing Minister Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed also spoke on this occasion.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has extended felicitates to the Christian community on their holy festival of Christmas and said that government fully shares their joys and happiness. In his message, the chief minister said that Jesus Christ’s advent to this world is a blissful occasion adding that Muslims believe in the Prophethood of Jesus Christ and His respect is binding on all of us. Brotherhood, unity, peace, love and affection and forgiveness are the gist of teachings of Jesus Christ, he said.
It is our religious obligation to give full respect and honour to all the Holy Prophets, he added. Usman Buzdar said that Christmas provides an opportunity of promoting brotherhood and affection. It is sanguine that services of the Christian community for national development and their loyalty and affection towards the motherland is beyond any doubt.
The chief minister emphasized that the Christian community’s role in the creation of Pakistan and national development is praiseworthy. The Christian community is playing a leading role with regard to the promotion of education and strengthening of the country.