KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon kicked off a “clean-green and peaceful Sindh” week on Monday.
He wielded the broom and swept road to mark the commencement of the week at Pakistan Chowk, one of the oldest venue in Karachi.
Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s Municipal Commissioner Masood Alam, District South Deputy Commissioner Saleem Rajput, District South District Municipal Corporation Administrator Afzal Zaidi, Municipal Commissioner Dost Mohammad Raeesi, District South Assistant Commissioner Mohammad Asim, Arts Council of Pakistan Secretary Ahmed Shah and others were present.
The Minister announced the campaign would last for one full year. During the cleanliness week, the city would be cleansed from illegal hoardings and billboards, off-the-street encroachments, besides a special tree plantation would be included in it.
He said the campaign would be continued throughout the year and around 100,000 saplings would be planted in the city to promote the safe environment and for curbing the pollution. As a follow-up of the tree plantation campaign, 100,000 saplings would also be planted in each of city’s district additionally. He said all graffiti from walls of the city would be removed.
The Minister said that steps had also been initiated for taking the eminent civil society members, traders, artists and sportsmen on board to make the campaign a successful event to transform the province into clean and green and peaceful one.