State Minister Zartaj Gull calls on Chief Minister Punjab

Lahore, December 06, 2019 (PPI-OT): Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gull called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Friday and discussed the strategy of dealing with smog issue and overcoming the environmental pollution. Talking on this occasion, the chief minister regretted that past governments aggravated the political pollution through their corruption and spate of nepotism. Air pollution was increased by erecting tangled building infrastructure.

Today, cities are polluted due to the wrong policies of the past, he regretted. Usman Buzdar vowed the incumbent government will clean-up both political as well as environmental pollutions of the past. He disclosed that urban forest stations will be set up at an area of 60 thousand kanals in Lahore.

Meanwhile, he added that steel rolling industries and brick-kilns are being transferred to zigzag technology and added that a deadline of 2020 has been given in this regard. Usman Buzdar said the campaign of overcoming environmental pollution and smog has been further expedited and maintained that Punjab Green Development Program costing 273 million dollars will prove a game-changer in this regard.

30 new air quality monitoring stations will be set up in Punjab as overcoming the phenomenon of environmental degradation is very essential. The Punjab government has also constituted a taskforce to deal with the smog issue through a comprehensive strategy. The government is fully committed to providing a neat and clean environment to the people as effluence badly affects the environment as well as human health, the chief minister concluded.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2

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