President asks political leaders to play their role in ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday asked leaders of all political parties and chief ministers to play an active role in the “Clean and Green Pakistan” drive for a healthy environment for the people; safe disposal of solid and liquid waste, sanitation and hygiene.
He in his letter asked the top leadership of all parties to play their vital role in raising awareness among the masses and collectively addressing the challenges, by adopting a whole-of-nation approach.
The president said Pakistan was facing serious environmental issues and pointed that these have been getting worse with the expansion in country’s economy and population growth.
He stressed dire need for a comprehensive action plan by the government to address worsening levels of pollution across the country.
He said addressing the climate issues, and tackling air, water and plastic waste pollution should be the priority areas of the new government.