LAHORE – Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar here on Sunday and discussed matters relating to ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ programme, political issues and ongoing development projects in southern Punjab.

The CM termed the ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ initiative a flagship programme of the PTI government. He said that for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the PTI government had paid attention to keeping the environment clean.

“Miyawaki forests are being planted for the urban forest stations,” he added. He said that the government had also planted trees in remote areas along with urban areas as clean and pollution free air was the basic right of every citizen.

Usman Buzdar said that corruption, irregularities and plundering of the former rulers spread political pollution. “Those who were involved in politics of self-interest had no future,” he added.

He said that the PTI government had given a new identity to southern Punjab by establishing southern Punjab Secretariat. The CM said that by approving Rules of Business for Southern Punjab Secretariat, the government had fulfilled its promise with the people, adding that the historical initiative would solve the problems of the people of southern Punjab at local level.