Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally launched Clean and Green Pakistan campaign.
He planted a sapling and participated in the cleanliness drive at the F-6/2 Model college for girls in Islamabad on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister urged the students and youth to lead the campaign as it is connected with the future of the country.
Highlighting the contributions made by the students in the construction of Shaukat Khanum cancer hospital, Imran Khan said the country requires their services to make Pakistan clean and green.
The Prime Minister pointed out that plantation is imperative to protect the environment and check the global warming. He mentioned that Pakistan is the seventh most vulnerable country to the global warming. He mentioned that Lahore is amongst the cities where the pollution level is very high.
Imran Khan said that the PTI government planted one billion trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and there is international recognition of this drive. He said that the government now targets to plant ten billion trees across the country which he expressed the confidence will change the weather pattern.
Imran Khan said under the cleanliness drive, sewerage and sanitation system will be improved not only in cities but also the slums and the villages. He said as part of the integrated solution, dumping sites would be identified from village to Tehsil level for disposal of solid waste.
The Prime Minister said Katchi Abadis will be regularized and a housing project will also be started for their dwellers.
Imran Khan vowed to the make the country more cleaner than Europe in five years time. For this to happen, he said, we will also have to bring a change in our mindset. Earlier, the Prime Minister also interacted with the students and inquired them about the issues faced by the country due to global warming.