Countering the grave challenges: Clean and Green Pakistan

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The ‘Clean and green Pakistan’ drive has been launched in Rawalpindi by the provincial School Education Department (SED) under the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision. To counter the global warming and smog issues, cleanliness, planting saplings, and anti-dengue exercises will be done.

An education officer as the focal person has been nominated by district education CEO. A special monitoring team will ensure the success of the campaign by providing assistance to teacher and students. More than 400 higher and higher secondary schools have been made part of this campaign.

Green and clean Pakistan too is expected to achieve success. It is indeed very wise of a leader to launch campaigns and projects that would have a long-term positive impact. 

A formal notice already has been issued to the school warning them that no negligence will be tolerated in that regard. Earlier, in Chaman Additional District Collector Revenue Yasir Dashti inaugurated Clean and Green Pakistan campaign by planting a tree.

Addressing on the occasion, he expressed that the main purpose of the campaign was to improve the situation of the city and create awareness among the citizens to save water and plants to make this project successful.

On October 13, Prime Minister Imran Khan had inaugurated the Clean and Green Pakistan Drive Action Day campaign by planting a tree at a local college in Islamabad.

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The premier said that climate change and global warming-grave issues– needed to be tackled. He highlighted the importance of planting trees and said, “Pakistan is the seventh most vulnerable country to global warming.”

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)’s government under the directives to PM Khan had launched Billion Tree Tsunami in 2014; a project aimed at improving the ecosystem and to counter the challenge of global warming.  KP government completed the project in August 2017, ahead of schedule.

At home, the then party in government, PMLN mocked at the campaign and PTI faced severe criticism as opposing parties believed it was not achievable and was absurd at the part of the government.

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However, all international community applauded PM Khan for the success of the project as it just did not benefit the environment, a network of private tree nurseries, boosted local incomes and generated green jobs, including for unemployed young people and women in the province.

Green and clean Pakistan too is expected to achieve success. It is indeed very wise of a leader to launch campaigns and projects that would have a long-term positive impact.

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