Sharjeel Memon sweeps Pakistan Chowk

Province wide cleanliness drive to continue for a year


Our Correspondent February 24, 2015
Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon inaugurates cleanliness campaign at Pakistan Chowk. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Broom in hand and sweeping the iconic old city crossing of Pakistan Chowk, the Sindh Minister for Information and Local Bodies Sharjeel Memon inaugurated ‘clean, green, and peaceful Sindh’ campaign in Karachi on Monday.

Talking to the media, he said that the campaign will continue for a year. During the drive, Memon said, illegal signboards and billboards will be removed, an anti-encroachment drive will be carried out and tree plantation campaign will be launched across the province.

Regarding the performance of the municipal departments, the minister warned that either he or the ghost employees would stay in the office. He further added that the funds released to the district municipal corporations would be monitored.

Earlier, he started the province-wide plantation drive by planting a sapling on the premises of Sindh Assembly.

Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, Senior Minister Nisar Khuhro, MQM leaders Khawaja Izharul Hasan and Faisal Subzwari and MPAs Imdad Pitafi and Fyaz Bhat were present on the occasion.

Memon said that civil society will be included in the tree plantation drive to create awareness about the importance of environmental protection. Initially 0.6 million saplings will be planted in the province, he said.

The minister said that the people themselves should realize the importance of cleanliness and take a proactive approach in getting their towns cleaned up.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 24th, 2015.

COMMENTS (3)

mohsin | 6 years ago | Reply Did he say anything about garbage collection? And clean drinking water?
MH | 6 years ago | Reply Please do this daily. You're no good to us sitting in luxury offices and assemblies.
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