Islamabad: Federal Minister for communication & Postal Services Murad Saeed has said that models roads shall be made available in the country through afforestation, beautification and cleanliness. This attempt will help provide environment friendly traveling to the people. Trees provide guard against natural calamities and disasters.
He expressed these view while speaking to inauguration ceremony of clean and green Pakistan week here on Monday. The week is being observed in 15 cities throughout the country simultaneously. The NHA is initiating this campaign with the cooperation of PHA, ICT, FWO, Govt. of Punjab, CBR, SLMP, UNDP, Civil society, Traders community and local administration.
State Minister for Climate Change Ms. Zartaj Gul also participated. Besides Secretary Communications, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Chairman PHA, DIG Motorway Police, Brig Shamim Akram of FWO and representatives of UNDP and CBR were present in the ceremony.Murad Saeed invited the youth in particular to come forward to make this campaign a success. Recalling MoU earlier signed between NHA and Ministry of Climate Change, he reiterated his commitment to achieve the targets within available resources without seeking funds from Ministry of Finance. Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Motorway having intelligent Transport System (ITS) will be opened to traffic on March 30, 2019 he added.
Ms. Zartaj Gul in her address said, out country has received excess rains this year which is a symbol of blessing of the Allah Almighty. She said Prime Minister Imran Khan is starving hard to put country on the track to development. On this occasion, MoU was also signed between NHA and Parks and Horticulture Authority Rawalpindi. Director Environment NHA and Director PHA signed the MoU.