Senate body members to lead nullahs’ cleaning drive

Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change Monday decided to lead cleaning of Nullahs drive in federal capital in collaboration of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI). The committee met here at Parliament Lodges under Senator Sitara Ayaz, chairperson of the committee.
Members of the Committee including Senator Faisal Javed, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Senator Muhammad Akram, Senator Muhammad Asad Ali Khan Junejo, Senator Molvi Faiz Muhammad, Senator Gul Bushra and Senator Samina Saeed also attended the meeting. Advisor to the Prime Minister Malik Amin Aslam, Secretary Climate Change Khizer Hayat Khan and senior officials of the ministry and MCI also present on the occasion.
Sitara Ayaz expressed displeasure over the MCI poor response on the recommendation of cleaning Nullahs of the city.
She said that despite clear directors, MCI failed to conduct any cleaning drive of these garbage dumped nullahs which creating health hazards for people of the capital city.
The officials of MCI said that they had not enough staff and required machinery to conduct the cleaning drive in short time. However, the committee directed MCI to start a cleaning campaign and its members would join this drive.
The committee also directed MCI to devise a mechanism for cleaning all these garbage dumped the nullahs . Earlier, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change and Senior officials of ministry briefed the committee about the Climate Change Authority to be established by the ministry of Climate Change.—APP

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