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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Germ busters: Month-long cleaning drive commences in By Ji's Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Municipal corporation workers take oath to perform duties faithfully. PHOTO: INP
 PESHAWAR: A month-long cleanliness drive formally initiated by Ji's Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Inayatullah Khan in Gor Gathri commenced in the district from Wednesday.
Workers of the Peshawar Municipal Corporation (PMC) were seen removing sludge from drains and canals while bus stands, markets, offices, school premises and construction sites were also being cleaned.

(Top) K-P minister From Jamat e Islami Pakistan  kicks off the month-long cleanliness campaign by spraying anti-dengue fumes in Yadgar chowk. (Above) A banner put up by the provincial government on University Road to spread awareness on cleanliness. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD IQBAL
The government has appropriated Rs1.5 million for the city’s uplift, out of which Rs1 million will be spent on the cleanliness campaign. The Peshawar Development Authority (PDA), PMC and other organizations have been instructed to play their due role and facilitate the process of keeping the city clean.
“We will make Peshawar the city of roses,” promised Jamat e Islami's  Inayatullah the Minister of PTI led Govt of KPK while addressing PMC workers. “Today is the beginning of changing the city, which has been ignored for decades by rulers.” PDA was also directed to ensure greenery in the city.
Inayatullah said the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government will implement the drive in all towns of the city, adding they will try to promote healthy competition between municipal committees. Those who surpass others will be awarded, while those who show negligence will be brought to task, he added.
Funds have been set aside for an awareness media campaign on cleanliness. Billboards are being used for the purpose and many are already sporting messages displayed across the city.
“The government efforts will prove meaningless if residents and traders do not support us,” stressed the minister. “It is not only immoral, but also against the law to spoil and litter public places. If necessary, the police will be used against citizens found guilty of littering or encroachments in public places.”

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