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KP local govt kicked start ‘Clean KP’ movement ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

KP local government warns of heavy fines if citizens failed to abide by the strict cleanliness code set to keep the cities clean

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The provincial government of Tehreek-I-Insaf has initiated a cleanliness drive in KP, part of campaign #CleanKPMyDreamKP, under the supervision of Shahram Khan Tarakai, the local body minister of KP. The provincial government is also running a social media campaign with a similar title to acquaint people with their civic duties of keeping their cities clean.

In a social media message issued on Twitter, Shahram Khan Tarakai urged people to follow rules while disposing of solid waste and garbage and announced reward money of Rs20 million for sanitation workers.

‘#CleanKPMyDreamKP is our initiative to raise civic awareness about cleanliness. We urge the citizens to contribute and play their part. PKR 20 million rewards for sanitation workers of field formations of @LocalGovtKP,’ read Tarakai’s Twitter message.

Social Media Message

The Local Government of KPK has released a video message on social media, featuring child star Ahmed Shah, on the initiatives taken by the local government to facilitate people in keeping their areas clean. The video informed that the local government has beefed up its workers and resources capacity for proper handling of garbage and trash in the city. They have placed more garbage bin throughout the city and urged people not to dispose of trash according to convenience but to throw it in the nearest garbage bins. The video warned that the violators of the rule would be fined up to Rs.5000.

Ali Zaidi said he took up the initiative on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan after unremoved garbage wreaked havoc on the city, following two days of continuous rain.

The special instructions have been released as a part of the local administration’s efforts to maintain cleanliness in the city on Eid-ul-Adha. Minister for Local government Shahram Khan will monitor the whole campaign with PTI Social Media Team and other representatives of the government. The KP government has added 7000 staff for cleanliness, 500 vehicles, 300 extra vehicles, and 400 extra staff for Eid ul Azha.

Clean and Green Pakistan

The campaign is part of a larger scheme of ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’, a goal set by the government of PTI to raise awareness and promote the culture of cleanliness amongst citizens. Several steps have been taken in provinces that are part of the scheme including the recent cleanliness campaign in Karachi and the countrywide tree plantation drive. The current government is taking necessary steps to thwart the potential adverse climatic changes hovering in Pakistan.

PM Khan believes a clean and green environment is vital to flourishing a healthy human life. He has asserted that since Pakistan stands sixth in the list of most adverse countries to be affected by climatic changes, imperative steps to conserve nature is crucial to eliminate the threats posed to human life from changing the climate.

Drought, lack of food, and water shortage are some of the major connotations of climatic changes anticipated in Pakistan. He has vowed to conserve the environment of Pakistan, for the current and future generation of Pakistan.

Some of the appreciable steps include the ban on the use of plastic bags imposed by the Ministry of Climate Change in the federal capital, Islamabad and the aim of planting 10 billion trees countrywide. Interestingly, following the steps, CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah also replicated the ban on a plastic bag in Sindh.

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi has announced to clear Karachi from the dumps of garbage accumulated in the city, within two weeks, after the provincial and local government of Karachi failed to keep the drainage system of the city functional. The torrential rain last month caused urban flooding in Karachi, observers had attributed it to the heaps of garbage dumped in the drainage system of the city.

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Ali Zaidi said he took up the initiative on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan after unremoved garbage wreaked havoc on the city, following two days of continuous rain. He assured the federal government is fully backing him in his initiative. He added that he had built the momentum of his clean up drive and several private organizations and celebrities are eager to join hands in the campaign.

The minister noted that they would remove garbage from the metropolis’ six districts. The people of Karachi and the federal government, alongside FixIt founder and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) member of the National Assembly (MNA), Alamgir Khan, would clean the city.

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