Federal govt takes steps to curb environmental pollution in GB: Amin Aslam

GILGIT, Jun 15 (APP): Adviser to the Prime Minister on Environment, Amin Aslam said that on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the federal government was taking steps to curb environmental pollution and would co-operate fully with the provincial government to make Gilgit-Baltistan plastic-free.

He said that federal government was working under public-private partnership to control all kinds of pollution.
“There is an urgent need to protect Gilgit-Baltistan from pollution caused by plastics as Gilgit-Baltistan is the best choice in the country in terms of tourism” Amin Aslam said.

He said that supply of plastic recycling unit by Nestle company will yield positive results, adding that this one unit system will be extended in all the districts of the Gilgit Baltistan.

Talking to local media during a visit to the modern one-wheeling unit at the Jutial Gilgit-Baltistan Waste Management Collection Center here on Tuesday, he said that the more tourists come, the heavier the burden of the West will be and to deal with it properly the installation of such modern and important machines was very important.

He further added that as the pollution caused by plastics was causing dangerous diseases to human beings and the federal government was trying to take steps to make the region safe from all pollution.

Amin Aslam said that Prime Minister Imram Khan instructed to control the pollution caused by plastics, adding that Prime Minister wants the tourist areas to be protected from all kinds of pollution and domestic and foreign tourism to be promoted.

Earlier, Secretary and Director GB Local Council Board Haji Zulfiqar Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Gilgit Naveed Ahmed, Assistant Commissioner Capt (R) Ussama Majid Cheema along with other staff welcomed Advisor to Prime Minister on environment Amin Aslam on his arrival at the Juteal Secretariat Gilgit-Baltistan Waste Management Company Collection Center and gave him a detailed briefing on the said One Unit Machine.