Pakistan progressing to make cities clean and green,
Prime Minister Special Assistant on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam on Tuesday said all-out endeavors are being taken under the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for clean green Pakistan to defeat developing difficulties of natural degradation, particularly pollution, and unmanaged strong waste littering in cities and towns of the nation.
Conversing with the media today, he emphasized that the Incumbent government was focusing on changing the overall standpoint of the cities, it will play a key economic role in the future.
Malik Amin remarked. But, the Prime Minister inaugurated an aspiring Clean Green Pakistan Index (CGPI) a year ago in November for handling these extremely Urban natural difficulties, in order to give the individuals a sound bearable condition,
And further, he said CGPI energizes competition among cities on different indicators, including public access to drinking water, safe sanitation, successful strong waste management, and tree plantation.
The startup weighs up clean and green characters of the cities on 35 markers under these five pillars.
This index will be used as a benchmark for making a yearly budgetary allocation to the regions from the national kitty.
Malik Amin told media that in the initial phase of the CGPI, 20 cities of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces, including Attock, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan (DGkhan), Okara, and Bahawalpur, were selected to compete on certain issues of public interest.
The chosen cities are being judged on tending to issues, like, safe drinking water, solid waste management, liquid waste management, city beautification, tidiness of roads, the usability of parks, tree plantation, complete sanitation/cleanliness, and network interest, he included.
He also said that while Initially the performance of the 20 cities from the two provinces competing has been now measured on the CGPI, most of them have performed well on all 35 indicators of CGPI under the six different themes.
Giving break-up of the performance score achieved by the cities, he told media that as per data collected in the climate change ministry regarding the performance of the cities on CGPI,
Attock city attained the highest score of 76.53 points among all 13 cities of Punjab province followed by Bahawalpur (74.80), Lahore (74.30), Gujrat (70.46), Rawalpindi 69.94), Sahiwal (65.88), Gujranwala (64.39), Faisalabad (62.97), Multan (60.63), Sialkot 56.27), Sargodha (56.10), DG Khan (53.45) and Murree (37.29). While in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Bannu bagged the highest score of 57.50) on CGPI, followed by Kohat (52.97), Abbottabad (52.72), Peshawar (45.39), Mardan (34.17), Swat (30.97), and D.I. Khan (21.19)
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