In order to maintain the beauty and green character of Islamabad and for the welfare of its citizens, Capital Citizens Foundation was inaugurated on Wednesday.
A large number of the notables —philanthropists, retired civil and armed forces officers, lawyers, doctors, engineers, experts of town planning and civic life—attended the inaugural session of the CCF.
Federal Minister for Privatization Mohammadmian Soomro was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
He congratulated the Chairman of the CCF Gen (R) Ehsanul Haq and CEO Dr Muhammad Amjad and their team for coming forward with a platform where citizens’ friendly projects and the civic issues would be highlighted.
Chairman of the CCF, former Chief of the Joint Chiefs of the Staff Committee (CJCSC) Gen (R) Ehsanul Haq while highlighting the purpose behind the establishment of the CCF said the first and the foremost aim was to make Islamabad one of the most beautiful and advanced cities like other world capitals.
“We have a team of experts dealing with civic and town-planning as well as administrative matters and would use their expertise to uplift t he federal capital and show its true potential to the world,” he said.
CEO of the CCF Dr Muhammad Amjad said it was every citizen’s responsibility to keep his/her city beautiful, up-to-the-mark and friendly for its residents.
The CCF will organize different events to raise awareness among the citizens, students and people from different fields of life to make them realize they were the custodians of the civic values of the capital and it was up to them to make their city the best place to live.
Leader of the House in Senate Dr Shehzad Wasim, Habibur Rehman, Vice President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Arshad Daad and others also addressed the ceremony.
The star-studded ceremony was attended by Kanwar Muhamma d Dilshad, Kamran Lashari, Dr Mohammad Shoaib Suddle, Jalil Abbas Jilani, Dr Mehmood Jamal, Malik Qamar Afzal, Malik Raheem Awan, Saeed Ahmed Khan, Maj Gen (R) Rashid Qureshi, Sumaira Hameed, Ch Muhammad Ali, Dr Hassan Sarosh and Zohaib Amjad.