Federal Minister for Communications & Postal Services Mr. Murad Saeed paid rich tributes to martyrs of Officers and Jawans of Police who, side-by-side Armed Forces and Rangers, presented supreme sacrifices to bring peace back in the country. Extending full support to the struggle of the Kashmiris, he said the Kashmir issue is being raised on international forums.
He was addressing inauguration ceremony of Clean and Green Pakistan Campaign arranged at Mandra Toll Plaza G.T.Road (N-5) today, also marked with Youm-i-Shohda-i-Police. The Federal Minister also dedicated this campaign to national heroes who sacrificed their lives for peace in the country. Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, Ms. Asma Qadeer MNA, Secretary Communications Mr. Jawwad Rafique Malik, Chairman NHA Capt ® Sikander Qayyum, Senior Officers of Motorway Police, Administration of Twin Cities and senior officers from Ministry of Communications and National Highway Authority also participated in the ceremony.
On this occasion a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was also signed by Ms. Asma Qadeer, MNA and Mr. Talat Mehmood Gondal GM (EALS) NHA for planting 20000 thousands saplings on 40 km long stretch of central median of G.T Road N-5. Students of Roots Millennium and Beacon House schools also presented a national song.
Addressing the participants and media men, Federal Minister said, Ministry of Communications and NHA are hand in hand to further the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan by planting trees along national highways & motorways. Besides this “We are also to cleanse the country politically”. Continuing he said under these campaign saplings will also be planted along road network in Balochistan. Dream of Prime Minister of Pakistan for planting 10 billion plants is being realized in real sense. He said, one billion saplings have been planted in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. We are custodians of our roads and we are to own each inch of our country to achieve a prestigious place among comity of nations. He further said besides clean and green Pakistan campaign, we have also increased revenue of NHA by more than 51% and of Postal Services as well in the first year of our Government. He expressed deep sense of gratitude to the students, officers of Ministry of Communications, National Highway Authority, Punjab Police and Media men presented there.
Malik Amin Aslam said, target of planting 10 billion trees given by Prime Minister of Pakistan shall be actualized and the coming generation will be benefitted from it at large. By planting trees, we can face the challenge of bad effects of climate change.
Ms. Asma Qadeer commended the step of “Apni Shahrah-Apni Madad Aap” taken by Federal Minister for Communications Mr. Murad Saeed, which has opened the door for everyone to plant saplings. She appreciated the active role and cooperation of NHA for making this campaign a success.
Special shields were also given to Federal Minister, Murad Saeed, Malik Amin Aslam, Asma Qadeer, Secretary Communications and senior officers of twin cities administration.