ISLAMABAD, Apr 12 (APP):Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed Friday said countrywide Clean and Green Pakistan drive was moving forward at a rapid pace, which aptly reflected vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.

Ministry of Communications and National Highway Authority (NHA) were hand in hand to make motorways and highways network Clean and Green, he remarked.

He was talking to media men on occasion of Clean and Green Pakistan Ceremony held at Islamabad Murree Dual Carriagway (IMDC).

Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed and Chairman NHA Jawwad Rafique Malik also planted trees on the occasion.

A Street Art Competition was also arranged along the wall of IMDC Manga-KM-25 in which more than 200 students from Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, National College of Arts Rawalpindi and Lahore participated.

Students expressed their deep sense of affection for their culture and heroes, through paintings.

Chairman National Highway Authority Jawwad Rafique Malik, senior officers from Ministry of Communications and National Highway Authority also attended the event.

Murad Saeed said, being custodian of countryโ€™s Motorways and National highways network, they were determined to make journey safe through providing maximum civic facilities at service areas at reasonable rates.

He asked media to join them in making noble drive of Clean and Green Pakistan a success. He said, they were focusing on increasing revenue of NHA so that it could be made self sustainable which would ultimately reduce load on national exchequer.

Thus, he said, the saved money would be spent on health, education and poverty alleviation. He further said, timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects stood among priorities and that more road building schemes would be included in the CPEC.

To introduce model roads in the country, the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) has been introduced that would further be expanded on other motorways and national highways gradually.