A high-level meeting was held here on Friday with Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in chair. The meeting decided to launch “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Dehat Programme.” It also reviewed different matters pertaining to the local government development package and “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Dehat Program.”
Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Dehat Program” would prove an important milestone to improve the system of cleanliness in the villages.
“This program will be carried out through the concerned local bodies and it will augur well for bringing a qualitative improvement in the lives of the people living in villages. Due to the neat and clean atmosphere, the people will remain safe from different diseases as an effective system of village cleanliness will be introduced”, he added.
The chief minister said that cleanliness of villages as like cities was our responsibility and keeping this thing in view, an elaborate system of cleanliness was being introduced at the level of the union councils in villages through “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Dehat Program.”
He said enjoying a neat and clean atmosphere was the right of the rural populace and they would be given this right through the “Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Dehat Program.”
He directed to devise a comprehensive mechanism to dispose of the solid waste in an effective manner. He said that regular third-party audit of this program would be compulsory, adding that the districts showing exemplary performance under this program would be encouraged by the government.
He directed that the process of cleanliness be completed in the villages till the end of December. The provincial steering committee will regularly monitor the progress made on different aspects of the program so as to maintain general cleanliness in the villages, he added.
Provincial Ministers Mansha Ullah Butt, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif MNA, special assistant Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan, Chief Secretary, Lord Mayor Lahore, Chairmen of District Councils of Narowal, Faisalabad and Sheikhupura as well as concerned officials attended the meeting. DC and Commissioner of Sargodha Division participated the meeting through the video link.