Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Mr. Murad Saeed has said that steps taken during previous year will bring about success and Prosperity in the running year. As per vision of Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan, ground is being prepared for making Pakistan a Islamic Welfare State by adopting welfare schemes like Ehsas Programme, Kamyab Jawan Programme, Sehat Insaf Card, Shelter Homes etc.
Extremely changing climate is demanding more and more plantation in the country so that a safe future could be given to the coming generation. Through reforms National Highway Authority and Postal Services have been put on the track of development in terms of increasing revenue and savings.
He was addressing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between National Highway Authority (NHA) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) held at NHA Headquarters here today. Under the MOU NBP will provide 11000 Olive Plants to NHA free of cost those will be planted along with Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway (M-1) and other roads. Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, State Minister for Climate Change Ms. Zartaj Gul, Secretary Communications Mr. Jawwad Rafique Malik, Chairman NHA Capt ® Sikandar Qayyum and Senior Officers of Minstry of Communications, National Highway Authority and National Bank of Pakistan were also present.
NHA’s General Manager (M-1) Mr. Amjad Ali Khan and Vice President & Regional Head of Islamic National Bank of Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ms. Saima Rahim signed the MOU. Mr. Murad Saeed said, during the last 16x months, revenue of National Highway Authority has been increased and savings are recorded considerably. Our endeavour is to make NHA self reliant in completing its projects through its own resources. He said, Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway will be undertaken by two months on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
Malik Amin Aslam said, Prime Minister has given a clear vision for making Pakistan a welfare state. The present government is endeavouring to bring about a positive change in all spheres of life so that a bright future could be given to the youth. He said Ministry of Climate Change is fully aware of Climatic Changes and utilizing all available resources for ensuring plantation in the country. Wide ranging plantation is the dire need of the present time, he added.
State Minister for Climate Change Ms. Zartaj Gul said, presently changing weather conditions have posed threat to the nation and we are to face it through collective efforts. Plantation along road network is an expensive job. He expressed gratitude to Ministry of Communications, Media and Civil Society in achieving the plantation targets in the country.
Vice President & Regional Head of Islamic National Bank of Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ms. Saima Rahim also expressed her views.