Rawalpindi, (Parliament Times) : Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab and PHA Chairman Asif Mehmood has said that the best performers in making the parks natural green, especially from gardeners would be awarded special prizes and perks while those who shirk the work would not be tolerated at all.
He said this while addressing the gardeners and other staff of public parks during an open air meeting with them on Thursday. Vice Chairman PHA Malik Abid Hussain and officers concerned were also present on this occasion.
Asif Mehmood said under the Clean and Green Pakistan Movement of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Punjab government was giving special focus on converting all public parks in natural green. “Although we are facing run short of funds but through public involvement this task will be achieved at the maximum positive results”, he added saying that upon its completion, this step would help to reduce air, aquatic and all other forms of pollution and ultimately lead to establish a healthy and disease free society. He also admired the efforts of Vice Chairman PHA Malik Abid Hussain saying that Malik is working day and night to make this campaign a success. He advised all concerned staff to follow their vice chairman and work diligently. “Clean and green Pakistan Movement of Prime Minister Imran Khan is not a political move nor it beneficial for some specific group of society, rather it is a campaign of nation building to which every citizen must play his due role beyond his association with any political party or group.
Asif Mehmood added that for the first time in the history of the province, we have launched a sincere and result oriented campaign to make parks and highways natural green across the province to overcome environmental pollution and it related problems. He assured the staff for provision of solutions to their problems and provide them with the resources they need to focus on their work while the staff is responsible for their sincere support in achieving the desired goals. He further mention that the government does not have an abundance of resources, but we have found a solution to this problem by deciding to seek the help of civil society philanthropists, especially those from industry and trade and to reward them in return.
Talking with staff on the occasion, vice chairman Malik Abid Hussain said that we will give special rewards and facilities to the financers and staff who will perform well in the success of this campaign. He said that he has initiated public participation in this good deed through donating 50 thousand saplings to PHA which will be planted in various parks and places. “Although we lack government resources, but under the patronage of Asif Mehmood, Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab, we will not allow financial constraints to come in the way of our success. The Chairman and Vice chairman PHA also listened to the problems of the staff and assured them of immediate solution.