Clean and Green Pakistan drive a national cause: Murad

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Minister of State for Communications Murad Saeed has said, under Prime Minister’s Clean & Green Pakistan drive, afforestation programme along more than 1200 KMs Motorways and Highways Network of National Highway Authority will help solve issues being faced due to climatic change in the country.
In the past trees valuing Rs.300 Billion were cut down in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Trees play vital role to avoid natural calamities like floods and heat wave.
He was addressing a ceremony held in connection with Clean Green Pakistan at Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI) Islamabad.
Secretary Communications Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Chairman NHA Jawwad Rafique Malik and senior officers from Ministry of Communications, NHA & CTTI participated. Director CTTI threw light on functioning and achievements of the Institute.
Murad Saeed said, Clean & Green Pakistan drive is adopting form of national cause under which we are to protect our forests and to contribute for planting more & more saplings throughout the country. In order to ensure national development, and achieve prestige among comity of nations, prime importance needs to be attached to the national interests.
He termed planting saplings “Sadqa-i-Jariya”. This difficult period he said is likely to pass soon and the future ahead is very bright.—APP

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