PM Imran Khan launches clean green index for the first time in history of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday – while addressing the launching ceremony of Pakistan’s first ever barometer to measure green character and cleanliness of cities the “Clean Green Pakistan Index (CGPI)” – stated that Lahore was much clean city 35 years ago.
“We had believed that Delhi was the most polluted city […] lung diseases are increasing […] pollution is a silent killer,” he said, while regretting that nobody had considered the alarming state of pollution in Lahore city.
“It is even difficult to breathe […] in the last 10 years, 70 percent of Lahore’s trees were chopped down and pollution has reached alarming level in Lahore,” he added.
The premier remarked that Lahore has turned into the third most polluted city of the world.
“We need to mend our ways […] we are introducing the best local body system in the history of the state […] Sindh cannot develop without this system,” he went on to say.
“Naya Pakistan will be formed with collective effort […] at first [its concept] must be conceived, only then [its results] could be observed at ground,” he pointed out.
“Greed is the most damaging for humans; [I am] happy that people are paying taxes,” he added.